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PUBLIC DOCUMENT .... .... No. 35. 

8BYENTEBNTH ANNUAL RBPOET 
THE BOARD 

GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT 
COMMISSIONERS 



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BOARD OF 

Gag and Electric %lit Commissioiiers. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Squabe. 

1902, 



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PUBLIC DOCUMENT .... 



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

THE BOARD 

GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT 
COMMISSIONERS 



Januaky, 1902. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO,, STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Offick S^nAitE. 

1902. 



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The Board of Gas and Electric Light Comniiss 
spectfully submits its seveoteentli aDoual report. 

There are now under the supervision of the Board one 
hundred and forty-six companies, and the gas or electric 
plants of sixteen towns and two cities. Of the companies, 
forty-eight are engaged in the supply of gas only, twenty- 
three in the supply of both gas and electric light, and 
seventy-five supply only electricity. Of the municipalities, 
three have plants for the supply of gaa and electricity, the 
others supply electricity only. 

The following table gives the names of companies chartered 
during the year 1901 under the general law, with gas or 
electric lighting powers, with the amount of capital and the 
location of each, as stated in their charters : — 

Billerioa Eleotric GompfiDy, .... 120,000 Billerioa. 

Electric Manufacturing Company, . . . 650,000 Boston. 

The Ayer Electric Light Company, . . 20,000 Ajer. 

The Provincetown Electric Light Company, . 16,000 Provincetown. 

The purpose of the Electric Manufacturing Company is 
declared in its charter to be " the manufacture, production, 
storage, use and sale of electricity for mechanical or motive 
power, and of stationary and portable storage batteries for 
storing and handling the same, and of other appliances and 
machinery adapted to the manufacture and use of electricity." 

The Bircham Bend Power Company, chartered in 1900, 
and for the issue of whose stock the approval of the Board 
has been given, has since such approval, and under the au- 
thority of section 5 1 of chapter 106 of the Public Statutes, 
so far altered its business as to eliminate therefrom its elec- 
tric lighting powers, and has thereby been removed from the 
jurisdiction of this Board. 



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ActiDg under the same provision of law, the Indian Orchard 
Company, a majority of whose stock is held by the Unit«d 
Electric Light Company of SpringBeld, has so far altered 
the purposes of its incorporation that the same is now de- 
clared to be " the carrying on of any mechanical or maou- 
facturing businesa authorized by law except the manufacture 
of gas or electricity for electric lighting purposes or the trans- 
mission of intelligence, and the distilling or manufacture of 
intoxicating liquors." 

The Ayer Electric Light Company has been engaged in 
the supply of electric light in the town of Ayer since July 1, 
and on August 2 took formal possession of the electric lights 
ing plant formerly operated by William M. Sargent of that 
town, and which at the time of the last report had been 
leased to the Block Plant Electric Light Company of Boston. 

In pursuance of the provisions of chapter 88 of the Acts 
of 1901, the Beverly Gas and Electric Company has ex- 
tended its plant into the town of Wenham, and began to 
supply electric lights there on November 27. 

The electric lighting plant and business in BiUerica, for- 
merly owned and managed by Mr. Walter A. Drucker of 
that town, were transferred to the Billerica Electric Com- 
pany, September 10. 

From the last annual return of the electric light business 
conducted by Bradford Lewis & Son, in the town of Wal- 
pole, it appears that the business and property pertaining 
thereto were transferred to the Medfield Electric Light and 
Power Company on Oct. 1, 1900. 

During the year the Grafton Electric Company has pur- 
chased its electricity from the Millbury Electric Company. 
The Rawson Light and Power Company of Leicester has 
purchased all its power during the year under a contract 
with the Worcester & Suburban Street Railway Company, 
and the Milford Electric Light and Power Company has 
pui-chased its power A*om the Milford, Holliston & Fram- 
ingham Railroad Company. The Cbarlestown Gas and 
Electric Company has contracted with the Edison Electric 
Illuminating Company of Boston to boy all of its electricity 
from the latter for a term of years, delivery to be made at 
the boundary of the territory of the purchasing company. 



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The neceBsary new conetructioo not being completed at the 
close of the calendar year, the supply under the contract 
was not began. 

Chapter 462 of the Act» of 1901, approved on June 5, 
aothorized a consolidation of the Boston Electric Light 
Company and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of 
Boston. On June 24, at meetings of these corporations 
simultaneoosly held, both companies passed the votes re- 
quired to effect the sale of the Boston company to the Edison, 
and fixed the terms and conditions of said transfer, which 
were afterward approved by this Board, as required by the 
act. The terms provided for the exchange of the stock of 
the Edison for the stock of the Boston in the proportion of 
9^ shares of the former for 10 shares of the latter. Pur- 
suant to the provisions of the statute, 27,907 new shares of 
stock were issued by the Edison company, and deposited 
with a local trust company, as the representative of all 
parties to the transaction, for exchange, upon the basis 
stated, for all the stock of the Boston company. Under this 
arrangement, at the close of the calendar year 29,960 out of 
a total of 30,000 shares of the Boston company have been 
excbaoged according to the terms agreed upon, and the re- 
mainder await the settlement of certain minor difficulties, 
after which these are also to be transferred. The unification 
of these two corporations is thus virtually completed, al- 
though the actual formal transfer of the property of the 
Boston company has not yet been made. These facts mark 
this transaction as a noteworthy instance of the consolidation 
of two prosperous companies of this character with no attempt 
to issue new stock as a mere incident to the combination. 
The par value of the stock of the two companies consoli- 
dated is, in fact, less than that of the constituent companiea 
by $209,300. 

The Suburban Light and Power Company has transferred, 
under date of December 31, all its property and business to 
the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston. This 
company was organized in 1886. In 1887 it was engaged in 
supplying electric light in the territory of the Brookline 
Gas Light Company. In that year the gas company pur- 
chased all of the property, licenses, rights and franchises of 



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tbe electric compaoy, having received authority from tbiB 
Board conditional upon such purchase to engage in the elec- 
tric lighting business. The amount paid by tbe gas company 
was $92,000. The gas company having received an assign- 
ment of the entire stock of the electric company the latter 
ceased to do business, held no corporate meetings, and made 
no returns to the State until late in November, 1889. At 
-about that time tbe gas company sold the stock of tbe electric 
company for $8,000, and under the management of tbe pur- 
chasers and their successors the company constructed its 
lines in various parts of the city of Boston outside of the 
territory of tbe Brookline Gas Light Company. On June 
30 last it bad outstanding capital stock to the amount of 
$174,000, bonds for $103,500, and other debts amounting to 
about $60,000, This corporation ongbt now to be dissolved 
upon its own initiative, or its charter should be repealed by 
legislative act. 

The suit brought by the Haverhill Gas Light Company 
against this Board soon after the decision about tbe price of 
gas in Haverhill is still pending in tbe United States circuit 
court. The decision of that court upon the demurrer filed 
on behalf of the Board will be found in full in Appendix D. 

The Lawrence Gas Company began to supply gas in the 
town of Andover to a few customers near the boundary on 
June 4, and on July 29 in the village generally. 

The Suburban Gas and Electric Company begau to supply 
gas in the town of Eevere on November 14 and in "Winthrop 
on November 15. All the gas of this company is purchased 
of the East Boston Gas Company. 

The Gardner Gas, Fuel and Light Company, having re- 
placed its old type of oil gas apparatus by a water gas plant, 
began to distribute gas made by this process on February 1. 
The Cambridge Gas Light Company and the East Boston 
Gas Company have during the year installed water gas 
plants and begau to operate them for tbe supply of mixed 
coal and water gas, the former on September 1 and the latter 
on December 21. Plants for the manufacture of water gas, 
either alone or in combination with coal gas, are now owned 
by the companies supplying gas in the following munlci|>ali- 
tiea: Adams, Amesbury, Andover, Athol, Boston (city 



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proper, Brighton, CharlestowD, Dorchester, East Boston, 
Roxbury and South Boston dietricte) , firookliae, Cambridge, 
Chicopee, Cottage City, Everett, Fall River, FramiDgham, 
Gardner, Haverhill, Holyoke, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, 
Lyno, Maiden, Medford, Melrose, New Bedford, Pittsfield, 
Reading, Spencer, Springfield, Stooeham, Waltham, Web- 
ster and Worcester. Gas is made io Ipswich, Stoneham and 
Waltham by what is known as the Kendall process, and, 
although this is nominally a water gas process, the gas made 
differs materially in its composition from the product to 
which that name is usually given. 

■ The Massachusetts Pipe Line Gas Company began to sup- 
ply the Chelsea Gas Light Company in part on July 4 and 
entirely on July 13, since which date the works of the 
Chelsea company have not been in operation. 

The various companies selling gas in the city of Boston 
have continued and somewhat extended their mutual trading 
during the year. The Charlestown has purchased from the 
Pipe Line company throughout the year, but since July 1 
under a new contract, by which the former company must 
make at its own works not less than 150,000 feet i)et day. 
Under this arrangement it has actually made about 40 per 
cent, of its output, all of which since March 1 has been coal 
gas. The South Boston and Koxbury companies have bought 
all their gas from the Bay State. The Boston company has 
bought from the Pipe Line ; the Dorchester has bought from 
the Pipe Line, the Brookline and the Bay State ; the Jamaica 
Plain has bought from the Brookline and the Pipe Line, and 
the Brookline and Bay State have also bought from the Pipe 
Line. Other transactions of minor importance are sales to 
the Dorchester from the Koxbury, and from the Boston and 
Bay Stuto to the Brookline. 

ACBTTLEKE GaS. 

The first plants in this State for the general sale and dis- 
tribution of acetylene gas through pipes in the street have 
been started during the year in the towns of South Hadley 
and Marion. , 

This gas is a nearly pure hydrocarbon, which is formed 
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in contact with water. The carbon and hydrogen unite to 
fonn a gas 'of a high specific gravity, which, as ordinarily 
burned, produces a very white light of small area and high 
intensity. 

The company in South Hadley began its supply early in 
November, aad at the close of tbe year had 14 costomers ; 
that in Marion began to supply to street lights on December 
26, and at the close of the year had 50 such lights in opera^ 
tion. It had also one private customer. Neither of these 
companies is incorporated, the minimum amount of capital 
for which a chai-ter may be issued under the general cor- 
poration law being in excess of the present investment. 

El&ctbic Meter Testing. 

By chapter 497 of the Acts of 1901, which went into efiect 
on tbe first day of July, this Board was required to provide 
for tbe testing of meters in use by the companies in the sup- 
ply of electric light and power, and a wide discretion was 
given the Board as to how this testing should be conducted, 
and the fees and expense for the same. In arranging 
for this work the Board has been fortunate in securing the 
ready co-operation of the authorities of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, who have placed the exceptional 
facilities of that institution at the disposal of the Board, 
without expense, and have allowed the actual work of in- 
spection to be performed by a member of the regular staff. 

The Board has made the following requirements for such 
testing : — 

All meters to be tested io the position where installed and 
used, by comparison with standard instruments. 

The tests to be made et one-fifth load, half load and full 
load. 

Three observations to he made at each load. 

Revolution of disc at each observation to be at least once. 

Actual time of each observation to be not less than thirty 
seconds. 



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2 00 


than 25 amperes, 


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than 600 amperes, 


5 00 



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Feea for Testing. 
For a meter of a capacitj of 10 amperes or lei 
For a metei' of more than 10 and not more 
For a meter of more than 15 and not more i 
For a meter of more than 25 and not more 
For a meter of more than 50 and not more 
For a meter of more than 100 and not more 
For a meter of more than 150 and not more 
For a meter of more than 300 and not more 

The delicacy of the mechaoical constmction of meters in 
common use is so great that transportation is likely to dis- 
turb their accuracy. This makes it desirable that all meters 
should be carefully adjusted at the company's station before 
being installed, and important that any governmental test 
should be made only when the meters are in the place 
where they are to be used. Testing at different loads is 
required because of the well-known fact that the meters 
generally used for commercial work operate at different 
loads with varying degrees of accuracy. The requirements 
of the Board are intended to secure an exhibit of the average 
work of all meters examined. This work requires for its 
best performance a familiarity with electrical theory and ap- 
paratus, and skill in the use of instruments which must be 
liberally compensated, and the Board was compelled to 
choose between running this part of its work at a loss, or 
making the fees so high as to be virtually prohibitive. In 
the opinion of the Board, the fees established are reasonable, 
although much below the prices previously charged for work 
of this character. 

Only four applications have been received, under which 
six meters have been examined. Under the statute, meters 
are deemed correct if they do not vary more than five per 
cent, from the standards. A greater variation has been 
found in only a single case, and in this the fee was collected 
ftom the company and returned to the applicant. The re- 
sults of the inspections are given in the following tables. 
The number tested is too small to warrant any general de- 
ductions of importance. 



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• LargesC attainable load, SO per cent. ; 1.4 per cent. fast. 

The Board has expended for necessary appliances for this 
work $75.77 ; it has contracted for additional measuring 
apparatus, at a probable cost of about $200. There has 
been expended for the work of inspection $40.25. The fees 
received from applicants amount to $16.50, all of which has 
been paid to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth. The 
Board has collected from one company and returned to the 
applicant $1.50 for a single test. 



East Boston Petition. 

This was a petition by customers of the East Boston Gas 
Company for a reduction in the price of gas supplied by 
that company. 

Several hearings were given at the office of the Board, at 
which the consumers and company were represented by 
counsel. The petition was principally supported by repre- 
sentatives of the Citizens' Trade Association of East Boston, 

The district supplied by this company is separated by 
water ways from the other portions of the city, no other 
company supplies gas in the territory, and the management 
of the company and its ownership are entirely distinct from 
that of any of the other gas companies in the city. Its 
works are located upon tide water, and its gas is made by 
the processes in common use from coal landed at its own 
wharf. 

Prior to 1893 the price of gas was $1.75 net ; in that year 
it was reduced upon the recommendation of the Board to 



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$1.50 net, at which price it remained until July, 1899, wheu 
it was reduced hj the compauy to 11.40. Its total output 
during the year euding June 30, 1900, was about 50,000,000 
feet, of which abont 18 per cent, was supplied to the city 
buildiDgs and for street lighting at a lower price. 

In the study of the compaoy's condition and a considera- 
tion of its ability to favorably respond to the request of the 
petitioners, the attention of the Board was drawn to the 
general policy of the maDageuaent, particularly with refer- 
ence to the provision which had been made for dividends, 
and which should be made for such maintenance of its plant 
as will permit of its operation at the highest reasonable 
efficiency. The original capital of the company was $130,- 
■ 000, which was increased from time to time until it amounted 
in 1873 to $220,000, at which sum it has since remained. 
Since 1885 it has paid dividends at an average rate of nearly 
11 .per cent., including a special dividend of iO per cent, in 
1894. 

Its original works were built by a contractor, who took 
for his pay the entire amount of stock originally issued. For 
many years no charges whatever were made for deprecia- 
tion ; these have never exceeded one per cent, in any year, 
and have usually been not more than three-quarters of one 
per cent. At the same time, although the annual charges 
for repairs have been uneven in amount, and, when com- 
puted upon the cost per thousand, hare sometimes seemed 
to be too high, no considerable sum seems ever to have been 
charged in this way which should have been charged to con- 
struction accounts. The tendency, on the whole, has seemed 
to be liberal towards construction rather than operating ac- 
counts. When the Board recommended a reduction in price 
to $1.50, the company had accumulated out of its earnings 
about $45,000, which was invested in interest-bearing secur- 
ities readily convertible into cash. In referring to this 
reserve the Board said, in its findings : " They have to-day 
an undoubted legal right to convert these securities into cash, 
and to divide the proceeds in the same manner as they would 
distribute any other portion of their profits. Such a course, 
however, would unquestionably be against the interests of 
the corporation, and would probably prove fatal to its pros- 



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perity. ... It would seem that the oompany is under obli- 
gation to so use a surplus of this character that substantial 
advantages may accrue from it to the public, and such a 
course will bring added strength to the corporation itself. 
From an examination of the works, it is apparent that, in 
the interest of the public, there is a demanil for the invest- 
ment in the plant of a portion of this surplus and for a yet 
larger portion in the near future, if the demands upon the 
company increase as in the past." Notwithstanding the 
earnest presentation to the company of this view, the correct- 
ness of which has been fully demonstrated by subsequent 
events, the directors ordered the conversion of these securi- 
ties into cash, and the division of the proceeds to the amount 
of $14,000 among the shareholders. 

The natural result of the policy thus outlined has been 
that the company has to-day a plant whose structural value 
is probably less than its capital stock, and is con&onted 
with a demand for a liberal expenditure for extraordinary 
repairs, needed in the interest of the consumers and the 
shareholders as well. Had the management of the company 
been disposed to pursue a more liberal policy towards the 
corporation as such, conserving for its advantage a portion 
of the sums divided among the shareholders, the company 
might now be able to produce its gas with the highest econ- 
omy, and deliver it to the consumers at a lower price without 
impairment of capital or dividends. As th^ conditions exist, 
however, it is difficult to see how the expenditures now 
needed can be met without either a higher price or a lower 
dividend rate then might otherwise he fair and reasonable. 
The responsibility for this condition seems to be so clearly 
upon ihe management that it does not seem to be the duty 
of the Board to provide for these expenditures out of the 
price of gas, or to require consumers to again contribute, 
through the maintenance of the present price, what they 
have already once contributed for such a purpose. The con- 
ditions seem to entitle consumers to a reduction in price, 
and to imperatively demand, for the proper conserving of 
the interests of the shareholders, a reduction of dividends 
until such expenditures have been made upon the plant as 



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will equip the company to supply gae at a reasonably low 

price with a fair profit. 
For the reasons indicated, the Board recommended : — 
That, from and after the first day of March next, the net price 

of gas sold by the East Boston Gas Company shall not exceed 

$1.25 per 1,000 feet. (Kebruary 12.) 

Walthah Pbtitioh. 

This was a petition by the mayor of the city of Waltham, 
relative to the price of gas and electricity supplied by the 
Waltham Gas Light Company. 

Protracted hearings were held in Waltham and at the 
office of the Board, at which the company and the petitioner 
were represented by counsel. 

This company was organized in 1854, and in the same 
year began to supply gas. In 1886 it acquired the property 
and privileges of the Waltham Electric Light Company, 
organized for the purpose of supplying electric light in the 
same territory, and has since continued the supply of both 
gas and electric light, without competition. 

At the time of the hearings the net price of gas was |L. 50 
per 1,000 feet. The company was supplying to the city for 
street lighting purposes 147 electric arc lights of nominal 
1,200 candle-power, and 175 incandescent lights of nominal 
25 candle-power. It had in use for commercial purposes 80 
to 85 arc lights of the pame type as those in the streets, 
running from four to six or seven nights in the week until 
11 or twelve o'clock. It had about 9,000 incandescent lights, 
installed among 330 customers. The prices charged were 
as follows: For the street lights: arcs, running every day 
until 1 A.M., 184 each per year j for the incandescents, run- 
ning twenty nights per month, 119.20 per year. For the 
commercial arcs the gross prices ranged from |8 to $12.50 
per month, according to the number of lamps in use by a 
single customer, and the hours run ; and for commercial 
incandescent 16 candle-power lamps, a gross rate of 1^ cents 
per tamp hour, with varying discounts for all classes of 
lights. 

The company also supplies electric power to a limited 



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number of oastomers, and tbe electricity necessary for oper- 
ating the Newton Street Railway. 

The capital stock, originally $35,000, was increased, upon 
the assumptioQ of the electric lighting business in 1886, from 
$130,000 to $140,000. It was again increased, in 1899, to 
its present amount of $175,000. There were also outstand- 
ing at the beginning of the year bonds to the amount of 
$50,000 and a floating debt of $20,500. 

The petitioner claimed that the company had been sup- 
plying electric power at less than cost, particularly for tbe 
street railway; that tbe gas income bad been used to sup- 
port the electric business ; that certain large manufacturing 
establishments bad been supplied with gas at less than cost ; 
that, on account of these facts, the prices for gas and electric 
lights to the general consumer bad been made too high ; and 
urged upon the Board certain propositions for the govern- 
ment of the company in respect to these conditions and for 
the determination of the proper prices. 

With these propositions we agree in part, but not entirely. 
Electric power for general purposes must be supplied, if at 
: all, in competition to a certain extent with other kinds of 
1 power, particularly steam power, and this fact cannot be 
overlooked in fixing rates for sacb services. Under certain 
conditions it is not unlikely that such power may be sup- 
plied at a less rate per unit than could be applied to the 
company's entire output, and yet to tbe advantage of tbe 
company and its customers as well. So, too, the supply of 
power for street railway purposes may be advantageous to all 
concerned, although the rates for such service may not be on 
a level with those necessary for its general business. Such 
power, if supplied at all, must be in competition in the gen- 
eral market. The price obtainable from a street railway com- 
pany cannot be expected to exceed that at which it can make 
its own power or purchase it from other concerns equipped 
to supply it, and in this case it ought not to be supplied for 
less. The supply of such power at rates thus limited may 
not infrequently enable the company to supply its other 
customers with increased economy and satisfaction. The 
first duty of tbe management, in its relation to tbe public, 
concerns that supply of which it has a virtual monopoly ; 

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and its coarse as to other parts of its business should be sub- 
ordiuate to this duty, and aid in its most effective perform- 
ance. 

Nearly one-third of the company's gas output in the last 
fiscal year was sold to two of its customers, at special rates. 
For several years this practice has prevailed, resulting at 
times in sales at lees than cost. Although the sale of so 
large a percentage of the entire output at less than the aver- 
age profit may contribute to the general public advantage 
through the improved facilities which a substantial increase 
makes possible, the company certainly ought not to supply 
such customers at less than they might supply themselves 
from an independent plant, nor under any conditions at a 
loss. In our opinion, some improvement ought to be made 
in the rates for this service. It should at all times be the : 
effort and purpose of the company, in the exercise of its quasi- 
public functions, to ultimately secure a uniform rate for a like ( 
service to all its customers. The general policy of special ^ 
rates is not to be encouraged, and they can only be justified 
when they clearly contribute to the general public advantage. 

The contract for the supply of power to the street railway 
was made in 1893, and expires in June, 1901, of the pres- 
ent year. Following the practice not uncommon at that 
time, but now quite out of date, this contract was made 
upon the basis of the car-mile unit, instead of the kilowatt 
hour ; and the weight of the evidence seems to be that it has 
been absolutely unprofitable to the company, and that it has 
perhaps been carried on at an actual loss. The contract 
ought not to be renewed at the old rates ; and if it shall be, 
the shareholders, and not the consumers, must expect to bear 
the burden thus imposed. 

It is not clear that the company's course in respect to the 
supply of power has to any considerable extent increased the 
burdens upon the consumers of electric tight. Although the 
rates for such service may have been affected slightly, the net 
income from the electric business as a whole has apparently 
been insufficient to meet the capital and depreciation charges 
fiiirly belonging to the department. The policy of the com- 
pany seems to have been to distribute the burdensome feat- 
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lighting busiaess, imposing them chiefly upon the former. 
Under the conditioDs existing ia Waltham, this policy ooght 
not to be contiaued. There is no serious difficulty in sepa- 
rately accounting for the income and expenses, and in 
properly apportioning the capital and depreciation charges 
belonging to the two departments. The two kinds of busi- 
ness are sufficiently distinct in character to be maintained 
separately. While they may be mutually advantageous 
when combined under one management, neither ought to be 
distinctly burdensome to the other, unless upon stronger 
grounds than we are able to find in the present case. In 
\ this view, customers for each kind of light are entitled to 
, receive it at its independent lair cost, neither enhanced nor 
. diminished on account of conditions in the other department. 
This inquiry has disclosed the important fact that a very 
large difference exists in the price per unit of energy to the 
city and to private consumers for electric arc lights. During 
the last fiscal year the charges for these were a fraction lesa 
than 10 cents per kilowatt hour to the city, and approx- 
imately 16 cents to private consumers. It seems to have 
been assumed by the company and the city that the latter 
was entitled to a concession in rates, perhaps even to the full 
amount that has been made. Whether the city is jnstified 
in claiming, and the company in allowing, so large a differ- 
ential, is perhaps difficult to determine. This Board, how- 
ever, has no authority to require the rate to be increaeed, 
even if it be clear that it is unfairly low. Any such adjust- 
ment can only be reached by agreement between the parties. 
Since, however, the entire income, even with a fair price for 
power, promised to return the company little, if any, more 
than a fair profit, the Board did not see its way clear, under 
existing conditions, to require a reduction in the price of 
street lights, and was able to recommend only moderate 
reductions in the prices for commercial lighting. 

In the recommendation about the price of incandescent 
electric lights the kilowatt hour was used as the unit. The 
bills have been rendered on the basis of the lamp hour unit, 
but the meters in use record in kilowatt hours or ampere 
hours. The kilowatt hour is now moat commonly used by 
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readily compare his bill with the meter, and elimiDates errors 
of computation, we believe it proves the more generally 
satisfactory unit. A kilowatt hour is a thousand watt hours 
and 6fty watt hours are approximately equivalent to one 
lamp hour or to an ampere hour or a half ampere hour, 
according to the character of the installation. 

Applying the principle stated to the facts, the Board 
recommended as follows : — 

First. — That the net price for gas sold by the Waltham G&e 
Light Company, from and after the first day of June next, shall 
not exceed $1.35 per 1,000 feet. 

Second. — That the net price for commercial arc Ughte, operated 
subBtantially as heretofore, burning six nights per week, shall not 
exceed $9 per light per month ; and burning four nights per week, 
shall not exceed $7 per month. 

Third. — That the net price for the supply to commercial in- 
candescent lamps shall not exceed 18 cents per kilowatt hour. 
(May 17.) 

Newton Petition. 

This waa a petition by the mayor and consumers of the city 
of Newton, complaining of the quality and price of the gas 
and electric lights su[Tplied by the Newton and Watertown 
Gas Light Company. 

This corporation waa organized in 1854, and began to 
supply gas in Newton and Watertown in the year 1855. It 
has since extended its mains into the adjoining towns of 
Wellesley and Weston. In 1888 it undertook the supply 
of electric light, purchasing the property and franchises of 
the Newton Electric Light and Power Company, and has 
continued since that time to supply electricity for lighting 
purposes in both Newton and Watertown. 

The municipalities named above have a population of 
about 50,000, divided among several scattered villages or 
centres over an area of about 60 square miles. Doubtless 
on account of its nearness to the city of Boston and to cer- 
tain natural advantages, this is chiefly a residence district, 
containing comparatively few important manufacturing or 
mercantile establishments. Due probably to these facts, 
the company's output of gas and the number of its con- 
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in most districts of equal population, aad aboat 75 per cent, 
of its total electric output is for street lightiDg only. It has 
practically no electric power or commercial arc light busi- 
ness. During the last fiscal year of the company, ending 
June 30, 1900, its total gas output was about 100,000,000 
feet. 

Prior to April 1, 1900, the net price was $1.40, which was 
reduced on that date to tl.25 to the ordinary consumer, 
while for street lighting the net price received was 94 cents. 
At the time of the hearing the company was supplying in 
Newton and Watertown 222 arc lights of nominal 1,200 
candle-power, running all night and every night in the year, at 
1100 each per year. It was supplying to the city of Newton 
957 incandescent electric street lights of nominal 25 candle- 
power, running every night in the year until 12.30 o'clock, 
at 115.50 each per year ; and to the town of Watertown 395 
lights of the same kind, running upon a moon schedule until 
12.30 o'clock, at a somewhat less price. It was supplying 
incandescent lights for commercial and domestic use at the 
net rate of 18 cents a kilowatt hour, and was prepared to 
supply commercial arc lights from the same lines at the 
same rate. 

The company had outstanding at the time of the hearing 
capital stock to the amount of 1250,000, and an indebted- 
ness of about 1100,000. 

At the hearing, at which all interests were represented by 
counsel, special complaint was made of the quality of the 
service with respect to both gas and electricity. The evi- 
dence appeared to fully maintain the complaint of irregu- 
larity in the electric supply and unsteadiness in the lights, 
with an unevenness 'or failure of pressure for both gas and 
electricity, — difficulties attributable to insufficient generat- 
ing capacity at the station and carrying capacity on the lines, 
both gas and electric, and in part to the failure of the man- 
agement to remedy with reasonable promptness troubles 
which were of a temporary character. There was evidence 
also of some failure to renew incandescent street lamps with 
sufficient frequency. It was evident that to fully remove 
the causes of these criticisms would require a liberal expend- 
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tion, with iDcreased activity and attention on the part of the 
management. There was a further complaint that the incan- 
descent electric lights were not available during daylight 
hours. 

It is gratifying to note that since the hearing the manage- 
ment of the company approached these criticisms and the 
difficulties which they indicate in a proper spirit, and, in 
connection with the perfecting of its facilities in all the di- 
rections to which the complaints applied, arranged to expend 
nearly |75,000, about equally divided between the gas and 
electric plants. When this work is completed, there is every 
reason to believe that the causes for all such complaints as 
were presented will be removed. The company also began 
to operate its plant throughout the daytime, as requested at 
the hearing. 

In considering the question of what price, as compared 
with present rates, will return to the company its fair operat- 
ing cost for both gas and electric lighting, with a proper 
allowance upon its investment and for depreciation, it is im- 
portant to note certain facts. Reference has already been 
made to the very large proportion of the electric output sold 
for street lighting. Although this amounts to more than 70 
per cent, of the total volume of the business, it returns to 
the company only about 40 per cent, of ita entire electric 
income ; and a further analysis of the facts shows that the 
rate per unit received for the electric supply to street lights 
is less than one-half that received for commercial lights. 
The gross profit shown by the operating accounts in the 
electric department for the last fiscal year was about 
111,000 ; but this profit is probably no more than is needed 
to meet a fair investment charge, and that depreciation 
which seems to be inseparable from the carrying on of the 
electric lighting supply in the present state of the art. It 
is unnecessary for the decision of this case to determine the 
vexed problem of how large a difierential, if any, should be 
allowed in the price to the municipality for its use, as com- 
pared with the price to private consumers, but the Board 
cannot approve a policy by which the rates for municipal 
use are made so low as to impose upon private consumers 
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secured by the city are by agreement with the company, and 
this Board has no authority to increase them, even were it 
thought desirable so to do. Any adjustment of such a cod- 
ditioD seems to be left by the statute to mutual arrangement 
between the parties. It appears to be a fact, however, that 
60 lai^e a portion of the groes profit comes from commercial 
lighting that the return realized by the company upon its 
investmeut for the street lighting business is at a less rate 
than the interest paid upon its loans. While the present 
conditions continue, the Board cannot see its way clear to 
require a reduction in the electric lighting rates either for 
street or commercial purposes. 

Although there is a large difference between the net rate 
paid for gas by the city and by private consumers, as the 
sales to the former constitute only about nine per cent, of 
the total, and the receipts about seven per cent., this price 
is not of the same practical importance as the price for elec- 
tricity. By far the greater part of the gross profit from the 
operations of the gas department for the last fiscal year of the 
company was upon a price for gas 15 cents per thousand 
higher than that in force at the time of the hearing, such price 
having gone into effect very late in that year. The prices 
of materials have, since the period named, been subject to a 
considerable advance, while the price of residuals has de- 
clined. Notwithstanding these facts, the Board found that 
a somewhat lower rate than that charged would probably 
permit the maintenance of the usual dividend, and amply 
provide for depreciation or contingencies, along with the 
maintenance of the best service to the public. To such a 
reduction the consumers are justly entitled. 

The Board therefore recommended : — 

That, from aod after the first day of Jaly next, the net price 
charged for gas by the Newton and Watertown Gas Light Com- 
pany shall not exceed $1.15 per 1,000 feet. (June 24.) 

WiNCHESTEB PETITION. 

This was a complaint by residents of Winchester, cus- 
tomers of the Woburn Light, Heat and Power Company, 
praying a reduction in rates. 



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This company supplies lights for street and commercial 
purposes in the city of Woburn and in the towns of Win- 
chester and Stoneham. It is the successor of the Woburn 
Electric Light Company, being virtually a reorganization of 
that corporation. It has built an entirely new station in a 
more favorable location, and equipped it throughout with ap- 
paratus of the most modern types. The present company 
was chartered in 1897, and has outstanding capital stock of 
1169,000, with $175,000 of bonds. 

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, its net rate for 
incandescent lights to general consumers was 20 cents per 
kilowatt hour, with special rates under contracts with nu- 
merous customers on the basis of a monthly charge for each 
lamp installed. Under this method the company's receipts 
from commercial incandescent lighting were a little less than 
40 per cent, of its total income, about one-third of such 
receipts being from lights by contract. 

Beginning with July, 1900, a wholly different system of 
charging was adopted. Under this scheme every customer 
was charged such a sum per month as would amount in the 
year to three-fourths of his bills for the year preceding. 
This the company called an "investment charge." There 
was a further charge for all current used of 10 cents per kilo- 
watt hour, with a discount of 50 per cent., making the net 
rate 5 cents. 

It developed at the hearing that the principal grievance of 
the petitioners was against the system of fixed charges, as 
outlined, and the way in which the amount of these was de- 
termined. It was quite clear that this method would lead 
to wide variations in price, even where the cost to the com- 
pany and the consumption by the customer might be the 
same. Moreover, it was particularly objectionable from its 
arbitrary and unscientific character. As the hearing pro- 
gressed, the unfairness of this feature of the arrangement 
became so apparent that the company announced its pur- 
pose to abandon it, and promptly offered a guaranty that 
the average rate for the year should not in any case exceed 
the price formerly charged, of 20 cents a kilowatt hour. 

It has since offered to its customers a graduated scale of 
fixed monthly charges, dependent upon the maximum num- 



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ber of lamps which the customer in his contract states that 
he will desire to use at any one time. This is designated as 
a "capacity charge," and all current used is to be paid for 
at the net rate of 6 ceuts per kilowatt hour, which is called 
a "current charge." 

By the use of an automatic device, every installation is to 
be so arranged that the customer will be unable to use at any 
one time more than the number of lamps named in his con- 
tract, except after notice to the company. As under this 
plan the fixed charge is in a measure determined by agree- 
ment between the consumer and the company, instead of 
arbitrarily by the company upon the basis of previous con- 
sumption, it is to that extent at least an improvement. 

Such a scheme of charging is, we believe, absolutely unique 
in the electric lighting business, and there is no experience 
by which to reliably forecast its results. It is evideutly in- 
tended to increase the profits of the company by increasing 
its output, and at the same time to reduce the price to a large 
majority of its customers, enabling them, without propor- 
tional increase in their bills, to use lights much more freely 
and with increased convenience. It may he expected also 
in some cases of small consumption to increase the price per 
unit above that formerly in force, but only in cases where 
the ratio of hours burned to the number of lamps contracted 
for is very small. The operation of the automatic device for 
preventing the use of lights above the contract number may 
prove at times inconvenient and offensive, but may also be 
an essential feature of the plan. 

The name of " capacity charge" and the way in which it 
was proposed to the public seemed at first to indicate that it 
was intended to guarantee a definite, perhaps an increased, 
rate of dividend ; but a careful scrutiny of the rates offered 
and the method by which they hiive been determined shows 
that they have been reduced below the amount which they 
theoretically would need to be in order to accomplish such 
guarantee. 

Old customers have been carried through the year upon 
the modification of the scheme first proposed, but new cus- 
tomers have been taken on under the new plan. The year's 
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customers, an increase of about 10 per ceat. in the total out- 
put and about $5,000 in tbe gross income, but only about 
$700 in the gross profit, with an average price for commercial 
lighting of 13 cents per kilowatt hour. Owing to tbe con- 
fusion in the methods employed, these facts afford but little 
assistance in forecasting the profit under the new scheme, 
which was only put in operation for all customers on July 1, 
Whether this will increase or reduce this average rate it is 
impossible to determine reliably at this time. The whole 
scheme is so novel and altogether tentative in character that 
at least a year's operation will proHably be necessary to 
demonstrate what value it is, if any, either to the company 
or its customers. There is nothing, however, in its nature 
which removes it from the jurisdiction of the Board. When 
the results are seen and the operation of the plan is more 
fully demonstrated, the way will bfl clear to reduce, if advis- 
able, either the current charge or the capacity charge, or 
both, or to relieve the plan of any of its features which may 
seem to be inequitable. 

The principal grievance of the petitioner, as originally 
presented, seems to have been met by the company as one 
of tbe results of the hearing, and the Board does not see its 
way clear at the present time to require further changes. 
(July 26.) 

Worcester Petition. 

This was a petition by the mayor of the city of Worcester, 
pursuant to an order of the city council, complaining of the 
price charged for electric street lights by the Worcester Elec- 
tric Light Company. The hearing was in Worcester. 

The company is engaged in the supply of electricity for 
light and power for municipal and commercial use. It was 
operating for the city approximately 700 street arc lamps, of 
nominal 2,000 candle-power, running all night and every 
night, at 32 cents per lamp per night. It offered to supply 
these under a contract for five years upon a sliding scale 
from 31 cents for the first year to 30 cents for the last year. 
The petitioner contended that the company ought to make a 
lower price, that it could well afford to do so, and that such 
lights ought to be supplied to the municipality at net cost, 
without profit. 



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The company is one of tbe strongest fiaaDcially io the 
State, and one of tbe best eqaipped. In its earliest years 
it was not exempt from the vicissitudes which &t that time 
generally attended the business, and was unable to pay divi- 
dends to its stockholders, but in more recent years it has 
been exceptionally prosperous. Its fiaancia) policy has 
always been conservative, and free from that speculative 
spirit which at one time dominated many companies. To 
this, combined with a high degree of technical skill and 
activity, its present strong position is unmistakably due. 
As a result of this ^licy, long pursoed, the company has 
acquired exceptional ability for performing its duty to the 
public. Its accumulated surplus enables it to carry on its 
business with greater economy and to sell its product at the 
same rates as others, or lower, with a more liberal return 
upon the money contributed by its shareholders. 

Perhaps the most important question involved in this case 
is, bow far tbe public may properly share in the benefits 
which this prosperity makes possible. What the corporation 
has already earned and saved it has a right to retain. It is 
its own property, and there is no law nor any principle, re- 
ceiving general public approval, by which its surplus can be 
directly diminished for the purpose of selling at less than a 
fair profit. 

But it must not be forgotten that, however wise and skill- 
ful may have been the management, tbe company has been 
able to acquire its present accumulations only by the exer- 
cise of a monopoly which it has enjoyed by the favor of tbe 
State, and which is, in a measure, assured to it by law. This 
is certainly a most important contribution by the public to 
the company's prosperity, for which the public is entitled to 
special consideration. When both parties have so clearly 
contributed to these results, neither ought to claim the exclu- 
sive right to the benefits they confer. These conditions im- 
pose upon the company a duty to share these advantages with 
the public, if not as a matter of legal right, yet as a sound 
public policy. Such division of them will be to the com- 
pany the surest guarantee of the continuance of its monopoly, 
just as the public interest will be most surely promoted by 
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corporation. The reasonable price to be charged is there-i 
fore not to be determined by prices which may be paid else- 1 
where to other less fortunate companies, but is to be one 
which this company, with all its facilities and advantages, 
may reasonably be required to make. 

We cannot, however, require such a division of profits to 
be carried so far that any portion of the company's product | , 
should be sold at mere cost, without profit, even to the/ 
municipality. In a recent decision on a petition against the 
Newton and Watertown Gas Light Company, the Board 
stated that it could not " approve a policy by which the rates 
for municipal use are made so low as to impose upon private 
consumers the entire burden of the investment." 

In the present case, the investment necessary to do the 
distinctive work of the municipality, the lighting of its 
streets, constitutes a large proportion of the entire construc- 
tion expenditure of the company. This investment expects 
a return ; it is made for that purpose, it is clearly entitled 
to it. If this be not paid by the municipality, it must be 
paid by the private consumers. The lighting of the streets 
is a general public benefit, or it ought not to be done from 
the public purse. The municipality is no less able to pay a 
fair price for what it receives than are private consumers. 
The one thousand customers of this company have as much ' 
right to demand that the entire burden of public lighting 
shall be borne by the thirteen thousand property tax payers 
of the city, as the latter have that any portion of it shall be 
borne by the customers of the company as such. Nor is the 
opposite contention sustained by the mere fact that the com- 
pany in a peculiar way occupies the streets by permission of 
the municipality. Authority for this is granted by the State, 
not for the purpose of revenue to the city, but because it 
seems to be the only practical way of securing to the city 
and its citizens one of the great conveniences, a necessity, 
it may be, of modem life in the most economical and satis- 
factory way. 

The corporation is bound, in common with all other citi- 
zens, to pay its proportional share for the support of the 
government, to perform its work in a way that shall interfere 
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directly reimburse the municipality to the last dollar for any 
expense impoijed upon it, and to render the public service 
for which it is created, to the city and all the citizens who 
may desire it, in the best manner and at the lowest reason- 
able cost. These duties fully performed, it is doubtful if 
the company has any other. 

This position, however, does not necessarily conflict with 
the claim that the municipality may be entitled to some 
differential advantage, as compared with private consumers 
generally. The city is the largest customer of the company, 
and, like other large customers, has the right to supply its 
own electric lights, if it shall think advisable so to do; and, 
just as a large private consumer may be entitled to a price 
as low as he himself could make the light, so the munici- 
pality may be entitled to a price as low as it could render 
equal service with its own plant. 

These are the propositions which the Board endeavored to 
follow in deciding this petition. The offer of the company 
was so far in harmony with the principles stated that very 
little reduction could be made by the Board. Some further 
concession, however, was fairly to be required. The Board 
therefore recommended : — 

That, from and after twelve o'clock noon on the fifteenth day of 
October current, the price charged to the city of Worcester by the 
Worcester Electric Light Company for street arc lights of the 
same quality, and operated eabstantially as heretofore, shall not 
exceed 30 cents per light per nigbt. (October i.) 

QoiNCY Petitions. 
These were petitions by the mayor and certain residents 
of the city of Quincy against the Citizens' Gas Light Com- 
pany of that place, asking for a reduction in the price of 
gas, and that the company be required to extend its mains 
into several of the newer sections of the city. 

zens' Gas Light Company of Quincy was organ- 
iO, by residents of that town who were interested 
'elopment and desired to assist in its growth. 
unprofitable existence of several years, all, or 
the stock was sold to certain non-residents, who 
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a period of unscmpuloue manipalation of the property and 
its securities, they succeeded in disposing of the stock to 
the present owners. In July, 1890, they obtained from a 
reputable firm of bankers and brokers in the city of Bostoo 
a loan of about $35,000 upou the representation, in part, as 
is now claimed, that that amount was to be used for the im- 
prorement and extension of the plant. In October, 1891, 
these notes were defaulted, and the holders were unex- 
pectedly obliged to assume the management of the company, 
taking the stock, which they have ever since held. 

Shortly after these owners took possession, they were un- 
expectedly confronted with numerous claims by former 
stockholders and others, and, although these were carefully 
examined or contested, a number of them were adjudged 
valid against the corporation, which paid them from money 
loaned it by the new stockholders. The same stockholders 
later found it necessary to advance other money to pay the 
indebtedness which was known to exist at the time the 
original loan was made, so that now the same persons own 
the company's stock and all its notes. 

The liabilities of the corporation, outside of the stock, 
which were supposed to consist only of $19,000 in notes or 
bonds, became in fact $38,500, and tbe original investment 
of $35,000 by the present owners increased, in the manner 
described, to about $73,000. Furthermore, other banking 
interests claimed a share in the company, through certifi- 
cates of its stock, to the amount of $20,000, which they had 
received as collateral security, and had acquired at about the 
same time and in much the same way as the present man- 
agement theirs. Although the legality of this stock issue 
has been qurstioned and never admitted by the present offi- 
cers, its existence has been a factor of importance, affecting 
the policy of the corporation. It thus appears that the pres- 
ent owners not only became such unintentionally and unex- 
pectedly, but have been obliged to unwillingly increase their 
investment to a much larger amount than originally contem- 
plated, and it may be to more than either tbe plant or the 
business fairly justifies. 

Apparently no part of the money originally borrowed upon 
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DothiDg has been applied to the development of the plant by 
the present owners. In marked contrast with this inactivity 
in the company has been the growth of the city and the 
spirit of enterprise manifested in other lines of business. 
The population has increased in t«n years from about 16,700 
to 23,889 ; the taxable property from about 113,000,000 to 
more than $20,000,000. To the compactly built older cen- 
tral portion of the city several distinct villages or centres 
of population have been added, which have had a steady 
growth, although connected with the central section by streets 
less thickly settled. Into these various districts the lines 
for water and electric lighting have entered extensively, but 
those for gas scarcely at all. For ten years the annual ex- 
tension of the company's street mains has averaged less than 
160 feet. It has, apparently, been distinguished above all 
others in the Commonwealth for its inertia and lack of en- 
terprise. Its income has, however, been made to pay 6 per 
cent, upon all its debts, and, although it has declared no 
dividends, the owners have received in lieu thereof, nom- 
inally for official services, the equivalent of about 6 per cent, 
upon their stock. Meanwhile so little has been devoted to 
increasing the facilities for supplying the public or improv- 
ing the plant that the latter is perhaps of less value to-day 
than it was ten years ago. 

For such management, neither the way in which the prop- 
erty came into the present hands, nor the fact that the 
residents of Quincy have hitherto failed to beseech the cor- 
poration to extend its mains, affords a valid excuse. Stock- 
holders controlling a public service corporation can never 
justify a lack of enterprise in its management by the claim 
that they have been surprised or defrauded in their purchase 
of the company, or that they are unwillingly its owners. 
They are bound to conduct its affairs with that watchfulness 
and activity which inspires an early recognition of the public 
needs. The company should fulfil its duties to the public, 
or surrender to others the opportunity to perform them. 

The unprofitable period in this company's history has not 
been markedly different from the earlier history of many 
others which have later become successful through the con- 
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for the bailding up of the business, and have not disbiipated 
it in official salaries or dividendB. If the owners of this 
company bad recognized the inevitable facta attending the 
sitaatioQ, had been content to manage the company upon 
the basis of only the capital necessary for it, and had applied 
to its affairs the same enterprise which they have been ac- 
customed to exhibit in other lines of business, it is doubtful 
if any of these petitions would have been brought before this 
Board. 

Under the present conditions, with the limited output and 
the uecessary cost of operation, if the company is to be 
allowed what would probably be considered a fair profit, it 
is quite apparent that it cannot be required to reduce its 
price. How much reduction a more progressive policy in 
the management would have made possible, it is difficult to 
say. While the operating cost per thousand would probably 
be less and the output greater, the investment charges would 
probably be increased. The public would be better served, 
and probably at a lower price, although such probability is 
not sufficiently clear to support an order for a reduction. 

The several petitions asked that the company bo required 
to extend its mains into certain districts where no mains are 
now laid. If the Board has authority upon such petitions, 
it is under the following provision from section 5 of chap- 
tec 346 oi the Acts of 1886: "Upon the petition in 
writing of any person . . . who is aggrieved by the refusal 
or neglect of such company to supply him with gas, the 
Board . . . shall have authority to issue an order directing 
and requiring such company to supply such person with gas 
. . . upon such terms and oonditions as are legal and rea- 
sonable," That is to say, the petitioner must be aggrieved, 
or the company must refuse ; in other words, there should 
be a desire manifested by the petitioner to use gas, a request 
to the company for it, and a refusal, express or implied. 

There was no evidence of any recent request for gas by 
any of the petitioners. There was no statement by any of 
them that they would, themselves, use it if the mains were 
extended. There was a conflict of testimony as to whether 
people generally on the line of the proposed extensions, hav- 
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no pipes in their houses, would use it, if they were now 
given the opportunity. Such evidence does not aeem to 
give the petitions the support which the law requires. An 
order of the kind sought should only issue when such a desire 
for gas is manifested as gives promise of a use of it sufficient 
to justify the necessary expenditure. 

The general public complaint against the company which 
these petitions imply is sustained by the facts. The citizens 
ought to be better served, and at a lower price. More gas 
ought to be sold by the company, and under a different pol- 
icy undoubtedly would be. But the company has been so 
enfeebled by its long-continued inactivity, and its neglected 
opportunities have led to conditions so adverse, that no ade- 
quate remedy seems available at this time under these peti- 
tions. The conditions which ought to be attained in a city 
like Quincy can apparently only be secured by a voluntary 
and radical change in the policy of the company, or by the 
entry into its territory of some other company, with better 
equipment and a higher appreciation of the value of this field 
for gas exploitation. 

For these reasons, the Board was unable to issue any order 
upon the petitions. {October 18.) 

GLoncESTEE Petition. 
This was an application by the mayor of the city, of 
Gloucester against the Gloucester Gas Light Company, 
complaining of the price charged by said company for gas, 
and asking that the same be reduced to not more than $1 
per 1,000 cubic feet. 

The Gloucester Gas Light Company was organized in 
1853, and since that time has been engaged in the supply of 
gas to the city and residents of Gloucester. It has an annual 
output of about 33,000,000 feet used by private consumers 

_. 4. ^.^gg pf |]^ 20 per 1,000, and about 1,000,000 feet 

3 city for street lighting at |1. These prices were 
198, and are the lowest made by any company of 
in the State. 

lose of the last fiscal year the outstanding capital 
180,000, and the indebtedness 125,000. During 
lie total receipts from gas and residuals were $46,- 



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600, and the operating expenses 135,200, leaving a gross 
profit of practically $11,400. Out of this the company paid, 
in addition to the interest upon its notes, a dividead upon 
its stock of 9 per cent., or $7,200, It has also been able to 
lease the wharf at its works, and has paid from this rental 
an additional annual dividend of approximately 3 per cent. 

Since the last reduction in price, advances in the cost of 
both labor and materials have substantially increased the 
cost of mauufacture, while the volume of the business and a 
due regard for the public convenience require substantial 
additions to the property of the company. The directors 
have wisely decided that the ultimate interests of the stock- 
holders and the public will be alike conserved by such an 
immediate increase of capital expenditure as shall have 
liberal regard for future needs, recognizing the greater 
economy of such a course, as compared with any attempt to 
provide for the immediate future only. 

If these plans are carried out, — and these or others very 
similar must be, — it will become very questionable whether 
the present rate of dividend ought to be maintained in the 
immediate future. The wharf, from which a substantial 
rental has been received, will apparently be needed for the 
general business of the company, and notice to this effect 
has been given to the tenants. The cost of the new im- 
provements, vrhich have been planned and already entered 
upon, will not only employ the proceeds of the new stock 
whose issue has been approved by this Board, but will sub- 
stantially increase the present indebtedness. The company 
is thus obliged to faee the loss of the income from its wharf 
and a substantial increase in its capital, with no prospect of 
any immediate increase in the volume of its business above 
the normal. 

For these reasons, the present appears to be a peculiarly 
inopportune time for requiring a reduction in the price of 
gas. Based upon the present sales, a reduction of 20 cents 
to the price of $1, as sought by the petitioner, while makiug 
DO reduction in the operating cost, would decrease the gross 
profits by about $6,400, making them about $5,000, and 
reduce the funds available for dividends to iesa than one-half 
the present amount. The Board, therefore, did not see 



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its way clear to require the company to reduce the present 
price, and the petition was dismissed. (December 20.) 

Appeoval of New Stock and Bonds. 

Twenty-two applications for approval of issues of new 
stock or bonds liave been decided during tlie year. The 
amount of securities asked for was $2,722,700; the amount 
approved, $2,293,200. In 14 cases the full amount asked 
for was approved, and no petition has been dismissed. 

The following table shows the value at par of securities 
approved in the case of each of the companies, with the date 
of such approval : — 



COMFABT. 


S.C. 


Bondi. 


n.«. 


Southbridge (Jas aiid Electric, , 




f36,000 


Jan, 4 


Norfolk Electric, . 




(22,000 


20,000 


Feb. 8 


Lowell Gaa, 




160,000 




Feb. 27 


Haverhill Electric, . 






86,000 


Feb. 27 


Birchaoi BenJ Power, 




100,000 




Mar. 20 


Athol Gaa and Electric, . 




J 10,000 


40,000 
10,000 


Mar. 28 
Apr. 26 


Edison (Brockton), . 




6(1,000 




Apr. 12 


Worcester Electric, . 




200,000 




May 3 


Hyde Park Electric. . 




187,.W0 




May 28 


Altleborough Electric, . 




15,000 




June 14 


Quincy Electric, 
Suburban das and Electric, 




10.300 


100,000 


June U 




109,000 




June 26 


Framingham Gas, . 






55,000 


July 26 


Lee Electric, . 




1.000 


3,000 


July 26 


Ayer Electric, . 




10,000 


10,000 


July 26 


Billerica Electric, . 




20,000 




July 26 


Cambridge Electric, . 




60,000 


_ 


Oct. 1 


Gloucester Gas, 




20.000 




Oct 1 


WalthamGas. . 




60,000 




Oct. 1 


Kewton and Watertown Gas, 




60,000 




Nov. 4 


Edison (Boston), . 




760,000 




Nov. 19 


Dorchester Gas, 




120,400 


" 


Nov. 22 



Petition of Southbridge Gas and Electric Company. 

This was an application by the Southbridge Gaa and Elec- 
tric Company for approval of an issue of bonds to the amount 
of $50,000, for the purpose of paying its debts, purchasing 
new electric plant, and paying for other additions and im- 
provements upon the property of the company. 

The present capital stock is $50,000, and the indebtedness 



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137,000, represented by promissory notes of the corporation. 
The probable cost of the new electric plant, already contracted 
for, was about |8,000. The company desired the remaining 
$5,000 as an available fund for additions «nd extensions 
likely to be needed in the future, but not definitely deter- 
mined upon. 

The company was organized under the general law in 1871, 
with a capital stock of tl5,000. Until 1889 it made and 
sold oil gas only. In that year it purchased the property of 
the Southbridge Electric Company, for which it paid about 
$40,000. Its capital stock was then increased to $40,000 
and later to $50,000, its present amount. At the hearing 
upon the petition under which imthority was given to pur- 
chase the property of the electric company, it appeared that 
about $48,000 had been expended by that company in con- 
etructing its plant and establishing its business. 

Since the purchase of the electric plant, it has been found 
necessary to make liberal expenditures for its reconstruction 
and enlargement. In 1897 the company abandoned its oil 
gas plant, and expended about $14,000 in the construction 
of a water gas plant, by this means increasing its capacity 
and greatly improving its service to the public. The present 
debt represents the expenditure for these purposes in the 
electric and gas departments. 

With the installation of the electric plant, now under con- 
tract, apparatus now in use, representing an outlay of more 
than twice the cost of the new, will be displaced and aban- 
doned. An examination of the company's plant confirms 
the opinion suggested by these facts, that the capital of the 
company has become to some extent impaired. The prog- 
ress in the art of electric lighting, the expense of the early 
exploitation and the necessary abandonment of the old 
methods of making gas for one better adapted to the needs 
of the public, have caused a more rapid depreciation than 
the company would have been justified hitherto in charging 
upon its consumers, and probably greater than the manage- 
ment of the company itself fully realized. 

Although during this time the company's dividends have 
never been extrav^^nt, in the light of the facts now appar- 
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part of the debt which represents depreciBtion from the 
necessary cost of the plant is a proper charge upon income, 
and may fairly be extinguished within the Hfe of the pro- 
posed bonds. Unless the profits and the volume of the com- 
pany's business should increase more rapidly than now seems 
probable, provision for the payment of this part of the debt 
can hardly be made without some concession from the divi- 
dend rate heretofore in vogue. * A decision upon the request 
for the $5,000 above existing obligations may well be deferred 
antil the necessity for this expenditure becomes more ap- 
parent. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Soukhbridge Gas and Electric Company, 
pncBoant to chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for the approval of 
an issue of bonds of the par valae of (50,000, for the object 
named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, it appear- 
ing that the amoant of bonds hereinafter approved is reasonably 
requisite for the purpose for which such issue of hoods is author- 
ized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Southbridge Gas and Electric Company, in conformity with all 
the requirements of law relating thereto, at not less than par and 
accrued interest, of first mortgage bonds to an amount not exceed- 
ing $35,000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from the date 
thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 5 per cent, 
per annum, the proceeds of said bonds to be applied to the pay- 
ment of an equal amount of the indebtedness of the company now 
ontBtanding, and to no other purpose. 

And, it appearing that the fair structnral value of the plant of 
the company is less than its outstanding stock and debt, — 

Ordered, further, that said Southbridge Gas and Electric Com- 
pany shall declare no dividend in excess of 1^ per cent, in any half 
year, unless, within the six months next preceding the declaration 
of such dividend, not less than (500 shall have been paid out of 
income, either for the Cost of new construction or on account of 
its present indebtedness described in the foregoing reasons for this 
decision, and that no dividend in excess of 2 per cent, in any half 
year shall be declared until said company shall be free from debt, 
oi until otherwise ordered by this Board. (January 4.) 



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Petition op the Norfolk Elecxbic Light and Powee 

COMPANT. 

This was an application by the Norfolk Electric Light and 
Power Company for the approval of an issue of new capital 
stock of the par value of 125,000 and of bonds to the amount 
of (25,000, for the purpose of purchasing the properties of 
the Medway Electric Light and Power Company and the 
Mitlis Electric Light Company, and for the improvement 
and extension of the plants of these companies. 

In February, 1898, this Board approved an issue of |5,000 
of capital stock by the Millis company, for the pnrchase of 
its plant, which it now proposes to sell to the petitioner, 
and in February, 1899, an issue by the Medway company of 
stock to the amount of (15,000, for the purchase of its plant. 

The Medway company is engaged in the supply of electric 
light in the towD of Medway. Since the approval of the 
Board, further expenditures have been made upon the plant 
for its extension and improvement. The company appears 
to be in undisputed possession of its distributing plant out- 
side the station, and has constructed and is operating a plant 
for the generating of electricity Within a station upon land 
and with water power, the title to which has, never passed to 
the corporation, although the stock for the purchase of the 
same has been issued by the company. At the time of the 
approval of the stock above referred to, this real estate was 
held by the Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank of Franklin, 
but appears to have been since conveyed, subject to a mort- 
gage to said bank for $3,000, to one McCarthy, for ad- 
vances made directly or indirectly for the benefit of the 
Medway company. 

It appeared that the deeds of conveyance authorized by the 
Millis and Medway companies, and necessary to pass the 
complete title, subject to the savings bank moi'tgage, of all 
property owned and used by both companies, had been ex- 
ecuted and delivered to a trustee for delivery to the peti- 
tioner upon the issuance of its stock. 

It appeared also to be the purpose of the petitioner to ex- 
tend its lines in the towns of Medway and Millis and into 
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It waa the purpose of the Board to approve of an issue of 
stock reasonably ample for the purchase by the new com- 
pany of all the property owned and used by the Medway and 
Millis companies, and of bonds for extensions and improve- 
ment only. Although the amount of bonds may not be 
sufficient to extend the lines as suggested in the petition, the 
Board was of the opinion that it was ample for the work in- 
cluded in the parpuse of the company, as developed at the 
bearing. Whenever it shall clearly appear to be the pur- 
pose of the company to make the other extensions originally 
contemplated, additional securities for that purpose can then 
be approved. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Norfolk Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany, pursuant to the provisiona of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, for the approval of an issue of new capital stock of the par 
valae of $25,000 and of bonds to the amount of $25,000, for the 
object named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, it 
appearing that the amount of stock and bonds hereinafter named 
is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which such issue of 
stock and bonds is authorized, ae hereinafter specified, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Norfolk Electric Light and Power Company, in conformity with 
all the requirements of law relating thereto, of 220 shares of new 
capital stock, of the par value of $100 each, and of first mortgage 
bonds, at not less than par and accrued interest, to an amount not 
exceeding 820,000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from 
the date thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 6 per 
cent, per annum, the proceeds of said stock and bonds to be ap- 
plied to the following purposes, and to no other, to wit: the pro- 
ceeds of said stock, to the amount of not exceeding $8,250, and 
interest thereon from the first day of November, A.D. 1900, to be 
applied to the purchase, subject only to the mortgage hereinafter 
named, of certain land, with the buildiugs thereon and the water 
power appurtenant thereto, in said Medway, known as the Camp- 
bell mill privilege, recently owned by the Benjamin Franklin Sav- 
ings Bank of Franklin, now occupied in part by the Medway 
Electric Light and Power Company, with all the structures thereon 
and all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, to- 
gether with all the property, real and personal, business, rights, 
credits, franchises, contracts, leases and effects of every name, 
nature and description of the Millis Electric Light Company ; the 
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each further amoont as ma; equal the accraed interest and all 
other Bums secared by said mortage, and the unpaid taxes npon 
said property, to the payment of eaid taxes and all sums secured 
by said mortg^e ; the proceeds of said stock, to an amount not 
exceeding $800, to the payment of the indebtedness of said Med- 
v&y company at the time of the transfer herein contemplated, and 
the remaining proceeds of said stock to the parchase of all the 
property, real and personal, business, rights, credits, franchisee, 
contracts, leases and effects of every name, nature and descrip- 
tion, of the Medway Electric Light and Power Company, inclnding 
particularly all tbe interest of said company iu the real estate 
above described, and the buildings and land, stmctnres and sta- 
tion machinery of every description in use by said corporation in 
the town of Medway ; the proceeds of said bonds to be applied to 
the extension of the electric light lines of the petitioner in the 
towns of Medway, Millis, Bellingham and Holliston, and in addi- 
tions to the plant in and abont its station in Medway. (Feb* 
mary 8.) 

Petition op the Lowell Ga8 Light Company. 

The Lowell Gas Light Company petitioned for the ap- 
proval of an issue of new stock of the par value of $150,000. 

It appeared at the heaiing that it was the intention of the 
company to expend in enlarging and improving its works a 
greater sum than would be realized from the amount of stock 
named in the petition at the price fixed in the order follow- 
ing. A schedule of the new work was filed with tbe peti- 
tion. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Lowell Gas Light Company, pursuant to 
chapter 450 of the Acts of the year 1894, for tbe approval of an 
issue of new capital stock of the par value of $150,000, to pay for 
improvements and additions to its plant, after public notice and 
hearing, it being deemed by the Board that the issue of capital 
stock to the said amount is reasonably requisite for the purpose for 
which said issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Lowell Gas Light Company, in conformity with all the require- 
ments of law relating thereto, of 1 ,500 shares of new capital stock, 
of the par value of $100 each, tbe proceeds thereof to be applied 
to the cost of the extension and improvement of the company's 
plant, and to no other purpose. 

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the said eharea ahall be offered proportionately to the Btockholdera 
of said corporation, pureaant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it 18 further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vions sales and other pertinent conditione, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at S200 a ehare ; and if 
any shares shall remain nnsubacribed for by the stockholders en- 
titled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale in the 
city of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale 
shall be published in the " Boston Daily Advertiser," a newspaper 
published in the city of Boston, and the " Lowell Daily Courier" 
and tbe " Lowell Daily Mail," newspapers published in the city of 
Lowell. (February 27.) 

Petition of the Haverhill Electric Company. 

The Haverhill Electric Company applied for the approval 
of an issue of bonds of the par value of $85,000, for the 
purpose of refuniJing outataodiDg bonds of tlie same amount. 

Tbe capital stock of the company is $153,000. The bonds 
to be refunded were issued in May, 1891, bearing interest at 
the rate of 6 per cent. They were to mature in 1911, but 
were redeemable at the option of the company at par in 
May, 1901. It appeared at the hearing that it was tbe pur- 
pose of the company to take advantage of this option, and 
to redeem the bonds. The new bonds are to mature in 
May, 1921, and to bear interest at 4J per cent. The fol- 
lowing was therefore adopted : — 

Ou the petition of tbe Haverhill Electric Company, pursuant 
to chapter 450 of the Acts of the year 1894, for the approval of 
an issue of bonds of the par value of 885,000, for the purpose of 
refunding bonds now outstanding, after public notice and hearing, 
it appearing that the said amount is reasonably requisite for the 
parpose for which such issue of l>ondB ia authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Haverhill Electric Company, at not less than par and accrued 
interest, in conformity with all the requirements of law relating 
thereto, of first mortgage bonds to an amount not exceeding $85,- 
000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from the date thereof, 
and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 4^ per cent, per 
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the payment and cancellation, bond for bond, of an equal amount 
of mortgage bonde of eaid company now ontstanding, and to no 
other porpoee. (February 27.) 

Petition of the Bibcham Bend Power Company. 

This was an application by the Bircham Bend Power 
Company of Springfield for the approval of an issue of capi- 
tal stock of the par value of $100,000, for the purpose of 
paying for the Bircham Bend property, so called, and for 
new construction upon the same. 

The Bircham Bend Power Company was chartered in June, 
1900. The purpose for which it is organized is " the carry- 
ing on of auy mechanical or manufacturing business, except 
that of distilling and manufacturing intoxicating liquors, the 
creation and sale of power, electrical and water, for manu- 
facturing and other purposes authorized by law, the generat- 
ing of electricity to be sold and used for lighting, mechanical 
and manufacturing purposes authorized by law." 

It appeared at the bearing that the corporation had pur- 
chased land and water power upon the Chicopee River in 
the city of Springfield, known as the Bircham Bend water 
power, had expended for that property and the improve- 
meuts upon the same nearly $100,000, and intended to spend 
a further amount for other improvements. The following 
was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Birchani Bend Power Company, pursuant 
to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for the ap- 
proval of an isene of 1 ,000 shares of capital stock, of the par value 
of $100 each, pursuant to a vote of the stockholders of said corpo- 
ration on the first day of June, A.D. 1900, the same being the 
first stock authorized to be issued by said compaDy for tiie purpose 
of paying for certain land and water power and the improvements 
thereon, after public notice and hearing, it appearing that the said 
amount is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which said 
issue of stock is authorized, as hereinafter specified, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Bircham Bend Power Company of 1,000 shares of capital stock, of 
the par value of $100 each, the same being the capital stock to be 
issued by said corporation pursuant to a vote of the stackLolders 
thereof, on the first day of June, A.D. 1900, and being the first 
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said Btock to be applied in payment of the necessary cost of land 
and water power in tbe city of Springfield on the Chicopee River 
at or near Bircham Bend, bo called, and for tbe improvemeata 
thereon, and to no other parpose. (March 20.) 

Petition of the Athol Gas and Electric Compant. 

This was an applicatioD by the Athol Gas and Electric 
Company for the approval of a new issue of capital stock and 
of honds, for the purpose of refunding bonds then outstand- 
ing, the payment of its floating debt and the cost of addi- 
tions to its plant. 

It appeared at the hearing that the company bad out- 
standing first mortgage bonds to the amount of $40,000, 
which it desired to refund with the proceeds of an equal 
amount of bonds named in the petition. These bonds bear 
interest at 6 per cent. ; the new bonds are to be at 5 per 
cent, per annum. For a decision upon so much of said peti- 
tion as relates to these bonds, the following was adopted : — 

On the petition of the Athol Gas and Electric Company, pur- 
suant to the provisions of chapter 450 of tbe Acts of 1894, for tbe 
approval of an issue of bonds to tbe amount of $40,000, for the 
purpose of retiring bonds now outstanding, after public notice and 
bearing, it appearing that the amount hereinafter approved is rea- 
sonably requisite for the purpose for which such issue of beads is 
authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Athol Gas and Electric Company, at not less than par and accrued 
interest, in conformity with all the requirements of taw relating 
thereto, of first mortgage bonds to nn amount not exceeding 
$40,000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from the date 
thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 5 per cent. 
per annum, said bonds or the proceeds thereof to be applied to 
the payment and cancellation of the entire amount of mortgage 
bonds of the said company now outstanding, and to no other pur- 
pose. (March 28.) 

Upon a further consideration of the petition, it appeared 
that the company's floating debt incurred on account of ex- 
tensions and improvements upon its plant somewhat exceeded 
$20,000, and that, when tbe stock and bonds approved in 
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amount of stock aad bonds outstanding will not exceed the 
fair structural value of the plant. The following was there- 
fore adopted : — 

On so much of the petition of the Atbol Gas and Electric Corn- 
pan;, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, as requests the approval of an issue of new capital stock to 
the amount of $10,000 and of bonds to the amount of tlO,000, for 
the purpose of paying its floating debt, after public notice and 
hearing, it appearing that the amount hereinafter approved is rea- 
sonably requisite for the purpose for which such issue of stock and 
bonds is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Afbol Gas and Electric Company, in conformity with all the re- 
quirements of law relating thereto, of 100 shares of new capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each, and of the issue, at not less 
than par and accrued interest, of first mortgage bonds to ao 
amount not exceeding $10,000, payable in not exceeding twenty 
years from the date thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not ex- 
ceeding 5 per cent, per annum, the proceeds of said stock and 
bonds to be applied to the payment and cancellation of an equal 
amount of the company's floating debt now outstanding, and to no 
other purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vions sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at tlOO a share; and 
if any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily 
Advertiser," the " Boston Daily Globe" and the " Boston Daily 
Journal," newspapers published in the city of Boston. (April 26.) 

Petition of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company 
OP Beockton. 
This was an application by the Edison Electric Illuminat- 
ing Company of Brockton for approval of an issue of addi- 
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parpoae of paying its floating debt and coupon notes and for 
future additions to its plant. 

This corporation was organized in 1883, and was one of 
the first of its kind in the State. Its history has accordingly 
been identified with the experiments and failures inseparable 
from the earliest exploitation of the business. 

Its capital stock, originally about $65,000, is now $100,- 
000. It has a bonded debt of $100,000, and long-time 
coupon notes of 175,000, besides its floating debt. All of 
its stock appears to have been fully paid in cash or plant, 
excepting that which, according to the unvarying practice of 
the time, may have represented the rights and privileges 
received from the parent company under its patents. Its 
dividends have never exceeded 6 per cent, a year, and for 
the first six years of its existence averaged only 1 per cent. 

Id recent years liberal allowances have been made for re- 
construction and improvements, but the company has not 
been able to maintain the structural value of the plant on a 
par with the liabilities, and the capital has become seriously 
impaired. 

It nevertheless became apparent that, if the increasing 
public demand was to be fairly met, substantial additions to 
the plant, involving the expenditure of new money, were im- 
perative. Some ot this expenditure had already been made, 
was, in fact, represented by the fioating debt, and still further 
expenditure for a like purpose appeared to be necessary. 
Under all the conditions, the Board believed that the public 
interest would be better conserved by providing for this 
to the extent of $50,000 through the issue of new stock, 
ratlier than by requiring the company to carry it as a float- 
ing debt. The duty Is, however, imposed upon the company, 
through liberal expenditures for improvement of plant and 
service and for the development of its business, along with 
a low or very moderate dividend, to so conduct its affairs as 
to repair the capital stock as rapidly as a proper regard for 
the public interest will permit. In view of these facts, the 
following was adopted : — 

On the petition of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of 
Brockton, pursuant to chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for the 
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1100,000, for the purpose of paying its conpoD notes and floating 
debt and for additions to its plant, after public notice and heariDg, 
it appearing that such amoant as is hereinaft«r approved is reason- 
ably requisite for the purpose for which such issue is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves oC ' the issue by the 
Edison Electric Illumiuating Company of Brockton, in conformity 
with all the requirements of law relating thereto, of 500 shares of - 
additional capital stock, of the par value of tlOO each, the pro- 
ceeds thereof to be applied to the payment of the floating debt 
now existing or which may hereafter be incurred for new construc- 
tion, and to no other purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid shall be tlOO a share; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale in the city 
of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale shall 
be published in the " Boston Daily Advertiser," a newspaper pub- 
lished in the city of Boston, the "Brockton Daily Entei-prise" 
and the "Brockton Daily Times," newspapers published in the 
city of Brockton. 

And whereas, it appears that the fair structural value of the plant 
of the company is less than its outstanding stock and debt, — 

Ordered, farther. That from the first day of January, 1901, 
said company shall not declare in any calendar year dividends in 
excess of 5 per cent, upon its capital stock until it shall have ex- 
pended upon its plant for uew construction, after the date hereof, 
not less than $43,000, in addition to the proceeds of the capital 
stock hereinbefore approved, and until any indebtedness incurred • 
on account of such expenditure for constmction has been fully 
paid and cancelled. (April 12.) 

Petition of the Worcester Electric Light Company, 
The Worcester Electric Light Company applied for ap- 
proval of an issue of new capital stock of the par value of 
1200,000, for the purpose of enlarging its plant and extend- 
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From the facts submitted at the hearing, including Bched- 
ules and maps descriptive of the work proposed, it ap> 
peared that the expenditure which the company desired to 
make wonid exceed 1200,000 for the uadei^round work and 
$100,000 additional for enlargement of the plant at the sta- 
tion. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Worcester Electric Light Company, pur- 
BnaDt to chapter 450 of the Acta of 1894, for the approval of an 
issue of additional capital stock of the par value of (200,000, for 
the object named in said petition, after pnblic notice and hearing, 
it being deemed by the Board that the issue of capital stock to 
said amount is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which 
such issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, that the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Worcester Electric Light Company of 2,000 shares of new capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each, in conformity with all the 
requiremeDts of law relating thereto, the proceeds of said stock to 
be applied to the following purposes, and to no other, to wit : the 
proceeds of 1,320 shares in payment of the cost of constructing 
and installing additional underground conduits and cables; and 
the proceeds of 680 shares to entailing the company's plant at ite 
generating station. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined hy the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $150 a share; and 
if any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
• suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily Ad- 
vertiser," a newspaper published in the city of Boston, and in the 
" Worcester Daily Telegram " and the " Worcester Evening Ga- 
zette," newspapers published in the city of Worcester. (May 3. ) 



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Petition of the Hyde Park Electric Light Compamt. 

This was a petition by the Hyde Park Electric Light Com- 
pany for the approval of an issue of new capital stock of the 
par value of $75,000, and of mortgage bonds to the amount 
of $150,000, for the purpose of paying outstanding indebted- 
ness and the cost of additions to plant. The petition was 
later amended so as to ask the approval of new capital stock 
of the par value of $200,000, the proceeds to be applied to 
the same purposes. 

This corporation received its charter in 1888, and has since 
that year been engaged in the supply of electric lighting for 
public and private use in the town of Hyde Park. In 1 894 
it began to supply electric power for street railway use, and 
by far the larger portion of its income is now derived from 
this source. In 1896 it became necessary to abandon the 
station then in use, and to construct a new plant in a new 
location, where greatly improved facilities were obtained, 
resulting in greatly increased economies. To these changes 
is due the. greater part of the indebtedness of the company, 
and the further fact that, owing to the necessary abandon- 
ment of so large a portion of its former plant, its capital 
became to a considerable extent impaired. 

The company desired to expend the sum of $37,500 in 
additions to its generating plant, and when such expendi- 
ture is complete and the capital stock hereinafter approved 
shall be issued, the property of the company will fairly 
represent the entire capital stock then outstanding. The 
capital at the date of the order was $100,000. The follow- 
ing was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Hyde Park Electric Light Company, pur- 
suant to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acta of 1894, for the 
approval of an issue of additional capital stock of the par value of 
$200,000, for the object named in said petition, after public notice 
and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that an issue of new 
capital stock to the amount hereinafter named is reasonably req- 
uisite for the purposes for which such issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Hyde Park Electric Light Company of 1,875 shares of new capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each, in conformity with all the 



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reqniremente of law relaliog thereto ; the proceeda of said stock 
to be applied to the followiog purposes and to no other, to wit: 
the proceeds of 1,500 shares to be applied to the paymeDt and 
cancellation of $150,000 par value of the company's iQdebt«dnes8 
now outBtanding, inclading therein the entii'e amount of its mort- 
gage bonds J the proceeds of 375 shares to the cost of additions to 
the generating plant at the company's station. 

And, for the purpose of ' determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said coiporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordm'ed and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $100 a share; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily 
Advertiser," the "Boston Daily Globe " and the " Boston Daily 
Herald," newspapers published in the city of Boston. 

And whereas, it appears that the fair structural value of the plant 
of said company is less than its outstanding stock and debt, — 

Ordered, further. That said Hyde Park Electric Light Company 
shall hereafter within each and every fiscal year, from June 30 to 
June 30, expend out of its income and apply to the payment of 
its indebtedness now outstanding not less than $10,000 annually, 
until all of said indebtedness shall be paid and cancelled, or until 
otherwise ordered by the Board. (May 28.) 

Petition of the Attleborough Steam and Euiotbio 

COMPASY. 

This was an application by the Attleborough Steam and 
Electric Company for the approval of an issue of new capital 
stock of the par value of $15,000. 

At the time of the hearing the company bad outstanding 
capital stock of $45,000, bonds to the amount of $30,000, 
and a floating debt of shout $10,000. 

In order to adequately supply the public demand for light 
and power, the management had decided upon the expendi- 
ture of about $35,000 for additions and improvements upon 



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the plant, and to apply the proceeds of the new stock towards 
thje expenditure. No dividends have been paid upon the 
stock for several years, and the management faas declared its 
purpose to devote all the profits to the payment of its debts. 
The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Attleborough Steam and Electric Com- 
pany, pursuant to the provisioDB of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, for the approval of an issue of additiooal capital stock of 
the par value of $15,000, for the object named in said petition, 
after public notice and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that 
the issue of capital stock to said amount is reasonably requisite 
for the puipose for which such issue is autlionzed, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Attleborougfi Steam and Electric Company of 150 shares of new 
capital stock, of the par value of $100 each, in conformity with 
all the reqairements of law relating thereto, the proceeds of said 
stock to be applied towards the payment of the cost of additions 
to the company's plant at its generating station, and for no other 
purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acta of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $100 a share; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders . 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the ^' Boston Daily 
Advertiser," the " Boston Daily Globe " and the " Boston Daily 
Journal." (June 14.) 

Petition of the Quinct Elbotric Light and Powek 
Company. 
This was an application by the Quincy Electric Light and 
Power Company for the approval of an issue of capital stock 
of the par value of $10,300, and of bonds to the amount of 
$100,000. 



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In 1888 tbe petitioner voted to increase its capita] stock 
from $35,000 to $60,000, or from 350 to 600 shares. la the 
following year a. certificate for 100 shares, the same not hav- 
ing been otherwise disposed of, was delivered to a creditor 
of the corporation as collateral security for a promissory 
note for $10,000. These shares were held in this manner as 
security for a portion of the indebtedness of the company, 
which is to be paid from the proceeds of the stock herein- 
after approved. 

In the year 1890 the petitioner voted to increase its capi- 
tal stock from $60,000 to $100,000, or from 600 to 1,000 
shares ; 3 shares of this increase have never been issued. 
The 103 shares thus described, if issued, will make the en- 
tire capital stock outstanding 1,000 shares, of a par value of 
$100,000. 

In order to adequately supply the present and [Irospective 
demand for light and power within the territory of the com- 
pany, it was found advisable to erect, upon a new and more 
favorable location, a new generating station, and equip the 
same with steam and electrical apparatus of the most modem 
type, and of a capacity ample beyond the immediate de- 
mands. A large portion of this new work was already under 
contract at the date of the order, and the entire cost will 
probably be upwards of $75,000. The company desired to 
apply the proceeds of the bonds named in the petition to the 
cost of the new station and its equipment, and to the pay- 
ment of a portion of its floating debt. The following was 
therefore adopted ; — 

On the petition of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany, pursuant to the provisions of chapter i50 of the Acts of the 
year 1894, for the approval of an issue of capital stock of the par 
value of $10,300, and of bonds to the amount of $100,000, for 
the objects named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, 
it being deemed by the Board that tbe said amount of stock and 
bonds is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which said issue 
of stock and bonds ia anthorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, in conformity with all 
the requirements of law relating thereto, of 103 shares of capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each, being the same stock voted 



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by the compaDy to be issued in tbe yearu 1868 and 1890, aud the 
issue at Dot less than par and accrued interest of first mortgage 
bonds to an amount not exceeding $100,000, payable in not ex- 
ceeding twenty years from the date thereof, and bearing interest 
at a rate not exceeding 5 per cent, per annum; the proceeds of 
said capital stock and bonds to be applied to the following pur- 
poses and to no others, to wit : the proceeds of said capital slock 
to be applied to the payment of an equal amount of the floating 
indebtedness of the company now outstanding; the proceeds of 
said bonds, to the amount of ^75,000, to be applied to the cost of 
eoBstructing upon land of the company in the city of Quincy a 
new generating station, and of installing therein new and addi- 
tional steam and electrical machinery and appliances suitable for 
carrying on tbe business of said company ; and the proceeds of 
said bonds to the amount of $25,000 to be applied to the payment 
and cancellation of an equal amount of the company's floating debt 
now outstanding. 

And, for the purpose of determining tbe price or I'ate at which 
said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders of 
said corporation, pursuant to chapter 473 of the Acts of 1S94, it 
is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
tliereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at SI 00 a share ; and if 
any shares of said stock shall remain unaubscribed for by the 
stockholders entitled to lake them under the provisions of said 
chapter, it is further 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for gale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of said time 
and place of sale shall be published in the "Boston Daily Adver- 
tiser," the "Boston Evening Transcript," newspapers published 
in the city of Boston, and in the " Quincy Ledger," a newspaper 
published in the city of Quincy. (June 14.) 

PeTtTiON OP THE Suburban Gas and ELECTRin CoMPAnrr. 

This was an applicatioD by the Suburban Gas and Electric 
Company for the approval of an issue of new capital stock of 
the par value of $120,000. 

Tbia corporation is authorized by its charter to supply both 
gas and electric light in tbe towns of Revere and Winthrop. 
Its present capital is $185,000, and its iudebtedness about 
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of $100,000 of the present capital, for the purpose of enlarg- 
ing the electric plant. The company expended upon its 
new work in excess of the amount then contemplated about 
f30,000, which was represented by its debt at the date of 
the order. The company desired to undertake the supply 
of gas in both of the towns named. It had contracted to 
purchase this from the East Boston Gas Company, and pro- 
posed to expend about 190,000 in laying its mains and ser- 
vices and installing meters for this purpose. This work was 
in progress at the time of the hearing. The following was 
therefore adopted : — 

Od the petition of the Suburban Gas and Electric Company, 
pursuant to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for 
the approval of an issue of additional capital stock of the par value 
of $120,000 for tbe objects named in said application, after public 
notice and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that the amount 
of stocli hereinafter named is reasonably reqnisite for the purposes 
for which said issue of stock is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issne by the 
Suburban Gas and Electric Company, in conformity with all the 
reqniremeuts of law relating thereto, of 1,090 shai-es of new capi- 
tal stock, of the par value of 1100 each; the proceeds of said 
stock to be applied to the followit^ purposes and to no other, to 
wit : the ptoceeds of 272 shares to the payment of an equal amount 
of the indebtedness incurred on account of additions and improve- 
ments in the electric light plant of the company ; and the proceeds 
of 818 shares to the payment of the cost of constructing and in- 
stalling the necessary pipes, meters and otJicr equipment reason- 
ably necessary for the distribution and sale of illuminating gas. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and d^ermined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $110 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
auitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time and 



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place of Bncb sale shall be published in tUe " Boston Daily Adver- 
tiser," the "Boston Daily Globe" and the "Boston Eveniag 
Transcript," newspapers published in tUe city of Boston. (June 

26.) 

Petition or the Frahinghau Gas, Fuel and Poweb 

COMPANT. 

This was an applicatioD by the Framingbam Gas, Fuel 
and Power Compaoy for approval of an issue of bonds of the 
par value of $55,000, for the purpose of paying its existing 
bonds and floating debt. 

This company was organized in 1889, and has since been 
engaged in the supply of gas in South Framingbam. On 
April 1, IdOl, the company's indebtedness included the fol- 
lowing : — 

Bonds maturing in 1909 (75,000 

Promissory notes of about 34,000 

Unpaid interest, 54,000 

MaMng a total of ' . (163,600 

All this indebtedness waa incurred in the ordinary prose- 
cution of the basiness under the former management. The 
present owners acquired a controlling interest in the stock 
of the company in December, 1900, and also owned all or 
nearly all the bonds. 

The company desired to apply the proceeds of the pro- 
posed bonds to the payment and extinction of the entire 
indebtedness above described. The old bonds bear 6 per 
cent, interest; the new bonds are to be at 5 per cent. The 
company also recently incurred additional obligations some- 
what in excess of $5,000 for enlarging and improving its 
plant. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Franiinghatn Gas, Fuel and Power Com- 
pany, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, for the approval of an issue of bonds to the amount of 
$55,000', for the objects named in said petition, after public notice 
and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that an issue of bonds 
to the said amonnt is reasonably requisite for the purpose for 
which said issue is authorized, it is — 

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FiamiDgham Gas, Fuel aad Power Company, at not less than par 
and accrued interest, in conformity with all the requirements of 
law relating thereto, of first morlt^t^e bonds to e-n amount not ex- 
ceeding $55,000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from the 
d?te thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 5 per 
cent, per annum ; said bonds or \he proceeds thereof to be applied 
to the following purposes and to no other, to wit: bonds to the 
amount of S50,000, to the payment and cancellation of the entire 
amount of bonds and notes outstanding, together with the interest 
due and accrued thereon ; and bonds to the amount of $5,000, to 
the payment and cancellation of obligations incurred since the first 
day of January, 1901, for enlai^ing and improving the company's 
plant. (July 25.) 

Petitions of the Leb Electric Compant. 

There were three applications by the Lee Electric Company, 
one for the approval of an issue of new capital stock of the 
par value of $1,000 ; another for the approval of an issue of 
$3,000 of bonds, and a third for the modification of a former 
order of the Board relative to the application of the proceeds 
of certain bonds. 

It appeared at the hearing that it was the purpose of the 
company to equip its entire system with electric meters, all 
sales having been at contract rates, and that the cost of this, 
with other proposed extensions and additions, would some- 
what exceed the proceeds of the securities named in the 
petition. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petitions of the Lee Electric Company, pursuant to the 
provisions oC chapter 450 of tJie Acta of 189i, for the approval of 
an issue of new capital stock of the par value of (1,000, and of 
bonds to the amount of $3,000, for the objects named in said 
petitions, after public notice and hearing, it appearing that the 
said amount is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which 
such issue of stock and bonds is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Lee Electric Company, in conformity with all the requirements of 
law, relating thereto, of 10 shares of new capital stock, of the par 
value of (100 each, and the issue of first mortgage bonds at not 
less than par and accrued interest, to an amount not exceeding 
$3,000, payable in not exceeding thirty yeai-s from the date 
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per annum ; the proceeds of eaid stock and bonds to be applied to 
Ihe cost of additions to the generating and distributing plant of 
the company, and to do other purpose. 

And for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders of 
said corporation, purauant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, it 
is further — 

Ordered and determiited by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $100 per share ; and 
if any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time and 
place of said sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily Adver- 
tiser," the "Springfield Daily Republican" and the " Pittsfield 
Daily Eagle," newspapers published in the cities of Boston, Spring- 
field and Pittsfield respectively. 

And whereas this Board did, by its order issued on Sept. 8, 1899, 
approve an issue by the said Lee Electric Company of first mort- 
gage bonds to the amount of $4,000, and did require the proceeds 
thereof to be applied in payment of the cost of enlai^ing the steam 
and electric plants at the company's station, good cause having 
been shown therefor, it is now — 

Ordered, That, in addition to the purposes named in said order, 
the proceeds of said bonds to the amount of not more than 13,000 
may be applied in payment of the cost of additions and extensions 
of the distributing plant of said company. (July 25.) 

Petition op the ArER Electbic Light Company. 

This was an applicatioa by the Ayer Electric Light Com- 
pany for the approval of an issue of new capital stock of the 
par value of $20,000, and of bonds to the amount of $10,000, 
for the purpose of purchasing and extending the electric 
lighting plant in operation in the town of Ayer. 

This company was chartered on May 7, lHOt, for the pur- 
pose of "generating and furnishing electricity for light, heat 
and power, and also purchasing and leasing such rights and 
property as may be necessary or convenient thereto." The 
petitioner had issued no capital stock, and was not the owner 
of an electric hght plant, but was operating, with the privilege 
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with one William M. Sai^ent. From an inspection of tilts 
plant and tbe accounts relative thereto it appeared that about 
$20,000 had been invested in it. The plans for its further 
extension did not seem to be sufficiently matured as yet to 
justify the approval of secnrities on that account. The fol- 
lowing was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Ayer Electric Light Company, parenaot 
to the pTovisioDS of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for the ap- 
proval of an isene of new capital stock of the par value of {20,000, 
and bonds to the amonnt of $10,000, for the objects named in said 
application, after pnblic notice and hearing, it being deemed by the 
Board that the issue of the amount of capital stock and bonds 
hereinafter named is reasonably requisite for the purpose for which 
said issue is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Ayer Electric Light Company, in conformity with all the require- 
ments of law relating thereto, of 100 shares of new capital stock, 
of the par value of $100 each, and the issue at not less than par 
and accrued interest of first mortgage bonds to an amount not ex- 
ceeding $10,000, payable in not exceeding twenty years from the 
date thereof, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 5 per 
cent, per annum ; the proceeds of said stock and bonds to be 
applied to the purchase, free and clear of all encumbrances, of 
all the property, real and personal, business, rights, credits, fran- 
chises, contracts and effects of every name, nature and descrip- 
tion formerly belonging to William M. Sai^ent of Ayer, and used 
by him in the electric lighting business, t<^ether with all the addi- 
tions and improvements made to or in said property, and a certain 
tract or parcel of land with the dwelling house and stable (hereon 
contiguous to the land on which the said electric light station is 
located, meaning and intending hereby all the property, real and 
personal, described in a certain contract between the said William 
M. Sargent and the Block Plant Electric Light Company, dated 
the twenty-fifth day of April, A.D. 1900, together with all the 
IS and Improvements made to or in said property, and to 
r purpose. (July 26.) 

STITION OF THE BlLLERICA ElECTRIC CoMPANT. 

was an appUcatioo by the Billerica Electric Company 
t approval of an issue of new capital stock of the par 
f »20,000. 

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A charter was issued for this company on March 21, 1901. 
It was oi^aoized for the purpose, amoog others, of '* manu- 
&cturing, generatiog, producing, baying, selling, using, 
supplying and distribnting electricity for light, heat and 
power." It did not own an electric light plaut, and bad 
issued no capital stock. It appeared at the hearing that it 
was the intention of the corporation to purchase the electric 
lighting plant and business carried on in the town of Billerica 
by one Walter A. Drucker, and to enlarge and extend the 
aame. It appeared also that the sum of $17,000 named in 
the following order will fairly represent this plant, while the 
cost of the extensions proposed will somewhat exceed the 
amount approved for that purpose. The following was 
therefore adopted : — 

On Ihe petition oF the Billerica Electric Companj, pursuant to 
the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acta of 1894, for the approval 
of an issue of new capital stock of the par value of $20,000, for 
the objects uamed in said petition, aft^r public notice and hearing, 
it appearing that the said amount of stock is reasonably requisite 
for the purposes for which said issue is autliorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Billerica Electric Company, in conformity with all the requirements 
of law relating thereto, of 200 shares of new capital stock, of 
the par value of $100 each; the proceeds thereof to be applied to 
the following purposes and to no other, to wit: 170 shares, or the 
proceeds thereof, to the purchase, free and clear of all encum- 
brances, of all the property, real and personal, rights, privileges 
and franchises now or recently owned or employed by one Walter 
A. Dmcker in the business of generating and supplying electric 
light in the town of Billerica; and tbe proceeds of 30 shares to 
the cost of additions and improvements on said electric plant. 
(Jnly 26.) 

Petition of the Cambridge Electkio Light Compant. 

The Cambridge Electric Light Company applied for the 
approval of an issue of new capital stock of the par value of 
$50,000. 

It appeared at the bearing that the company was construct- 
ing a new station and installing a new steam and electric 
plant ; that the net cost of this work would very much exceed 



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the proceeds to be derived from the amount of stock named 
in the petition. The following was therefore adopted: — 

On the petition of the Cambridge Eleclric Light Company, pur- 
suant to the provisioDB of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for 
approval of an issue of additional capital stock of the par value of 
950,000, for the objects named in said petition, afler public notice 
and heanng, it being deemed by the Board that the issue of said 
amount of capital stock is reasonably requisite for th<e purpose for 
which such isBue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Cambridge Electric Light Company, in conformity with all the re- 
quirements of law relating thereto, of 500 shares of new capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each ; the proceeds of said stock 
to t>e applied toward the cost of erecting and equipping a new 
station now building. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders of 
said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, it 
is further — 

Oi-dered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market valae 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be Gxed at (140 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders en- 
titled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
f ui-ther — 

Oi-dered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the "Boston Daily 
Advertiser," the " Boston Daily Hei-ald " and the "Boston Even- 
ing Transcript." (October 1.) 

Petition op the Glodcester Gas Light Compant. 

This was an application by the Gloucester Gas Light Com- 
pany for the approval of an issue of 400 shares of new capital 
stock of the par value of |50 each. 

It appeared at the hearing ttiat tbe extensions of plant 
which the company desired to undertake, with real estate 
already purchased, would probably cost at least 160,000, 
and that the purpose of issuing the stock named in the peti- 
tion was to provide in part for the payment of this work. 
The following was therefore adopted : — 



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Oq the petition of the Gloucester Oas Light Company, pursuant 
to the provisions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1894, for approval 
of an issue of additional capital stoclc of the par value of $30,000, 
for the objects named in said petition, after public notice and 
faeaiiog, it being deemed by the Board that the issue of said amount 
of capital stock is reasonably requisite for the purposes for which 
such issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Gloucester Gas Light Company, in conformity with all the require- 
ments of law relating thereto, of 400 shares of new capital stock, 
of the par value of 850 each ; the proceeds of said stock to be 
applied in payment of the cost of additional real estate and other, 
extensions of the company's plant, and to no other purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders of 
said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of IS94, it 
is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $100 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time and 
place of such sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily ASver- 
tiser," the "Boston Evening Transcript," newspapers published 
in the city of Boston, and in the '^Cape Ann Breeze," a news- 
paper published in the city of Gloucester. (October 1.) 

Petition op the Waltham Gas Light Compahy. 

The Waltham Gas Light Company applied for the approval 
of an issue of new capital stock of the par value of $75,000, 
the proceeds to be applied to the payment of bonds to the 
amount of $20,000, and the floating debt. 

The floating debt was somewhat in excess of $65,000. 
Of this, $30,000 was incurred in August, 1901, to meet a 
like amount of bonds maturing at that time ; the remainder 
was incurred on account of extensions and improvements in 
the company's plant since June 30, 1900. 

In view of the relations of the capital to plant, and the 
large depreciation which must soon be realized on account 



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of neceBsary changes in the electric plBot, the Board did not 
see its way clear to approve of new capital stock for the en- 
tire floating debt. The following was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Waltham Gaa Light Company, parsaant 
to the proTieiona of chapter 450 of the Acts of 1891, for the ap- 
proval of an issue of additional capital stock of the par value of 
175,000, for the objects named in said petition, after public notice 
and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that the issue of capi- 
tal Btock to the amount hereinafter named is reasonably requisite 
for the purposes for which such issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Waltham G!aa Light Company, in conformity with all the require- 
ments of law relating thereto, of 600 shares of additional capital 
stock, of the par value of 8100 each; the proceeds of said stock 
to be applied to the following purposes and to no other, to wit : 
the proceeds of 18 1 shares to the payment of the bonds of the com- 
pany now outstanding; the proceeds of 419 shares toward the 
payment of the company's floating debt. 

And, for the purpose of determining the rate or price at which 
said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders of 
said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, it 
is further — 

Ordered and d^ermined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at $110 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders en- 
titled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published in the " Boston Daily 
AdverUser," the "Boston Daily Journal," newspapers published 
in the city of Boston, and in the "Waltham Evening News," a 
newspaper published in the city of Waltham. (October 1.) 

Petition of the Newton and Watbrtown Gas Light 
Company. 
This was an application by the Newton and Watertown 
Gras Light Company for the approval of an issue of new 
capital stock of the par value of ^50,000, the proceeds to be 
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It appeared upon iavestigation and bearing that the com- 
pany had expended for additions to its plant since Jan- 
uary 1 more than $100,000, and that the indebtedness on 
this account was about $90,000. The following was there- 
fore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Newton and Watertown Gas Light Com- 
pany, pursuant to the provisiona of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, for the approTal of an iasue of additional capital stock of 
the par value of f50,000, for the object named id said petition, 
after public notice and bearing, it being deemed by the Board that 
an iBsae of capital stock to the said amount is reasonably requisite 
for the purposes for which such issue is authorized, it is — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Newton and Watertown Gas Light Company of 500 shares of new 
capital stock, of the par value of $100 each, in conformity with all 
the requirements of law relating thereto, the proceeds of said 
stock to be applied in payment of obligations incurred on account 
of additions to the gas and electric lighting plant of said com- 
pany made since Jan. 1, 1901, and to no other purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into acconut pre 
vlous sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the puipose aforesaid be fixed at $150 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders en- 
titled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such shares shall be offered for sale in the 
city of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale 
shall be published in the "Boston Daily Advertiser," the "Boston 
Daily Herald" and the "Boston Evening Transcript." (Novem- ■ 
ber 4.) 

Petition op the Edison Electric Illuminating Com- 
pany OP Boston. 

This was an application by the Edison Electric Illuminat- 
ing Company of Boston for the approval of an issue of new 
capital stock of the par value of $750,000. 

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the fioatiag debt of the company, incurred on account of 
additions to its plant other than those made from the pro- 
ceeds of stock previously approved, was aboat $1,700,000, 
and that other additions already in progress would probably 
require an expenditure of about (300,000 more. The fol- 
lowing was therefore adopted : — 

On the petition of the Edison Electric Illuminating Companj of 
BoBtoQ, pursuant to the provieions of chapter 450 of the Acts of 
1894, for the approval of an issue of additional capital stock of the 
par value of $750,000, for the objects named in said petition, 
after public notice and bearing, it appearing that the said amount 
is reasonably requisite for the purpose for which such issue of 
Btocli is authorized — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston, in conformity 
with all the requirements of law relating thereto, of 7,500 shares 
of additional capital stock, of the par value of $100 each; the 
proceeds of said stock to be applied to the following purpose and 
to DO other, to wit: to the payment of so much of the present 
floating debt of the company, incurred on account of additions to 
its plant, as may be outstanding when the stock hereby approved 
is issued, and to the payment of other indebtedness then existing 
and incurred for a like purpose. 

And, for the purpose of determining the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to chapter 472 of the Acts of 1894, 
it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, taking into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose afoi'esaid be fixed at 8900 a share ; and if 
any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders en- 
titled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
• further — 

Ordeired, That all such shares shall be offered for sale in the 
city of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale 
shall be published in the "Boston Daily Advertiser," the "Boston; 
Daily Globe " and the " Boston Daily Journal," newspapers pub- 
lished in the city ot Boston. (November 19.) 



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Petition of the Dorchester Gas Liqht Compant. 

The Dorchester Gas Light Company applied for the ap- 
proval of an issue of new capital stock of the par value of 
(480,400, for the purpose of paying its floating debt, build- 
ing a new holder aud making other additions to its plant. 

The floating debt of the company, on June 30, represented 
by its promissory notes, was $335,000, all of which appeared 
to have been incurred on account of additions to its plant. 
In 1897, upon an application by this company for the ap- 
proval of new stock for the purpose of paying its debts, the 
Board, for reasons then more fully stated, declined to ap- 
prove an issue of stock for the payment of any debts which 
could be paid from the proceeds of a sale of property likely 
to be abandoned by the company. Since that decision there 
has been no essential change in this property, or in the pur- 
poses of the company respecting its use. A portion of the 
debt involved in this petition existed at the time of that 
decision. For the reasons then given, the Board, upon this 
petition, could only approve of new stock for a part of the 
present debt. 

Respecting the new holder and the new main appurtenant 
thereto, the plans of the company did not seem to be suffi- 
ciently definite to justify the approval of new stock for its 
construction. Neither the interest of the public nor of the 
company is likely to be prejudiced by jrostpoDing the ap- 
proval of stock for this purpose until the company's plans 
are more fully matured, and the amount necessary therefor 
nlay be more clearly determined. The following was there- 
fore adopted : — 

On the petitioD of the Dorchester Gas Light CompaDj, pursuant 
to the provisioDB of chapter 450 of the Acts ot 1894, for the ap- 
proval of an issue of additional capital stock of the par value of 
$480,400, for the objects named in said petition, after public 
notice and bearing, it being deemed by. the Board that an issue of 
capital stock to the amount hereinafter named is reasonably req- 
uisite for the purpose for which such issue is authorized, — 

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the 
Dorchester Gas Light Company of 1,204 shares of new capital 
stock, of the par value of $100 each, in eonformity with all the 



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reqairementa of lair relating thereto, the proceeds of said stock to 
be applied to the following purposes and to no other, to wit ; the 
proceeds of 1,101 shares to the payment of an equal amount of 
the floating debt now represented by promissory notes of the com- 
pany ; and the proceeds of 100 shares to the payment of the cost 
of additions to plant which may be made subsequent to the date 
hereof. 

And, for the purpose of determiuing the price or rate at which 
the said shares shall be offered proportionately to the stockholders 
of said corporation, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 472 of 
the Acts of 1894, it is further — 

Ordered and determined by the Board, takiug into account pre- 
vious sales and other pertinent conditions, that the market value 
thereof for the purpose aforesaid be fixed at %\2b a share; and if 
any shares shall i-emain unsubscribed for by the stockholders 
entitled to take them under the provisions of said chapter, it is 
further — 

Ordered, That all such sbai-es shall be offered for sale at some 
suitable place in the city of Boston, and that the time and place of 
such sale shall be published in the "Boston Daily Advertiser," 
the "Boston Evening Transcript" and the "Boston Daily Globe," 
newspapers published in the city of Boston. (November 22.) 

Violations op Law. 

The following cases of violatioos of the statutes have 
occurred during the year : — 

By the Adams Gas Light Company, the Gloucester Gas 
Light Company and the Iowa Light, Heat and Power Com- 
pany, in neglecting to make their annual returns to the Board 
within the time required by law ; and by the Adams Gas 
Light Company, in distributing gas containing sulphuretted 
hydrogen. 

Municipal Ownebship. 

Official reports relative to action about a municipal gas or 
electric lighting plant have been received from 194 towns 
and cities, including all the cities and substantially all the 
towns in which the population exceeds 1,500 and in which 
no municipal plant exists. Of these, 187 have taken no 
action during the year. 

The towns of Ipswich, Mansfield and Weston have con- 
sidered the subject for the 6rBt time. 



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Pages 64^68 coDtaio a tabular statement intended to show 
briefly all action within the State in respect to the mQnicipal 
ownership of gaa or electric light plants prior to 1901. The 
pages foilowtng contain carefully prepared abstracts from 
the reports of town officers, showing the history of this move- 
ment during the last calendar year. Later, on pages 76-94, 
inclusive, appear the financial and physical data compiled 
from th6 annual returns for the year ending June 30, 1901, 
and from correspondence with managers of the plants. lo 
Appendix B will be found, under date of June 30, 1901, the 
separate balance sheets, profit and loss and manufacturing 
accounts from the annual returns of the different munici- 
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At the aoDual town meeting ia Bdmont $3,000 was appro- 
priated for the mainteDance of the electric light department, 
and at an adjournment of that meeting, on April 1, a fiirther 
sum of $3,000 was appropriated for new electric light con- 
struction. On December 3 the sum of $1,000 was appropri- 
ated for the extension of the electric light plant, and the 
town treasurer was authorized to borrow this amount on a 
note of the town for not more than one year. 

The city of Ohicopee on March 20 appropriated $1 ,000 for 
the extension of the alternating electric lighting system and 
$1,500 for extraordinary repairs. On April 8, by unanimous 
vote, the city council appropriated the sum of $33,000 for 
the purpose of " reconetmcting, extending and enlarging 
the building and plant owned by the city of Chicopee for the 
manufacture and distribution of electricity beyond the neces- 
sary and ordinary maintenance, repairs and replaceqient 
thereof." To provide this money, bonds were anthorized 
to the amount of $30,000, to be designated as the ' ' Chicopee 
Municipal Electric Light Loan, Second Issue," to be dated 
June 1, 1901, to be in denominations of $1,000, and payable 
one bond on the first day of June, 1902, and one bond on 
the first day of June in each suctseding year thereafter, 
bearing interest at 3^ per cent. On December 16 the city 
treasurer was authorized to borrow the remaining $3,000 of 
this appropriation from the Springfield Institution for Sav- 
ings, and to give therefor the note of the city, payable Dec. 
1, 1910, with interest at the rate of 3^ per cent, per annum. 

In the town of Concord, at a meeting on April 1, the 
treasurer was authorized, with the approval of the municipal 
light board, to borrow "a further sum, not exceeding 
$10,000, to pay the additional cost of the electric light 
plant, as provided in chapter 370 of the Acts of 1891, and 
for that purpose may issue bonds payable in thirty years 
from date of issue, and bearing interest not exceeding 4 per 
cent." These bonds, bearing date Aug. 1, 1901, were sold 
December 27 at a premium of $716.05. 

The town of Danvers, on March 19, at an adjourned ses- 
sion of the annual meeting, appropriated $3,600 for over- 
drafts for maintenance of the electric light plant in 1900 and 
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the receipts from the sale of ligbt and power, estimated at 
$8,000, and premium from the sale of bondB, referred to 
below, as recommended by the finance committee, estimated 
at $850. The town alao appropriated $5,140.37 for new 
construction for the year 1901, and $359.63 for overdrafts 
for construction in 1900; and to provide for the payment 
of the same, authorized the issue of bonds to the amount of 
$5,500, to be dated April 1, 1901, payable in thirty years, 
at not exceeding 4 per cent, per annum. The treasurer was 
authorized to sell the bonds at public or private sale, or to 
pfedge them to provide means to meet the appropriation. 
The premium received upon these bonds was $806.04. 

In the board of aldermen in the city of Everett, on Feb- 
ruary 11, and in the common council on February 19, the 
following was adopted : — 

Ordered, That a joint committee, conaiating of three members 
of the board of aldermen, with snch as the common council ma; 
join, be appointed a special committee to consider the advisability 
of establiebing a municipal gae plant and the probable cost, said 
committee to report to the city council through the board of alder- 
men at its meeting May 27, 1901. 

On February 25 the following order, passed by the com- 
mon council OQ February 19, was adopted by the aldermen, 
in concurrence : — 

Ordered, That a special joint committee be appointed, conaiat- 
ing of four councilmen and- each as the board of aldermen may 
join, to investigate and report npon the advisability of the city 
establiehiDg an electric lighting plant for municipal lighting. 

The same committee was appointed upon both orders. 

In the town oi Hingham, at the annual meeting on March 
4, $1,100 was appropriated to extend the electric lighting 
system on High Street to the Weymouth line, and the fur- 
ther sum of $240 for the cost of placing a new light on Free 
Street. 

In the litigation between the city of Holyoke and the Hol- 
yoke Water Power Company, concerning the municipaliza- 
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hearings before the commissioners, appointed to determine 
what property should be taken and the amount to be paid 
therefor, have continued, but are not concluded. 
In the town of Hudson, on April 1, it was — 

Voted, Tbat the town allow the municipal light board to fix its 
own prices for the sale of electricity, providing that no discount 
shall be given greater than 25 per cent., and providing, also, that 
the municipal light hoard shall in no case give to any citizen an 
advantage in the rates over any other citizen who uses the same 
amoant of electricity; and provided, also, that no electricity be 
sold at less than cost. 

The municipal light board was also instructed to extend 
the time of burning street lights from 11.30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
Several minor appropriations for the erection of new street 
lights were made during the year : on March 4, for two 
new incandescent lights, $25 ; on June 5, for eight similar 
lights, 1250 ; and for a single light in another location, |50. 

In the town of Hull, at the annual meeting, the sum of 
$4,000 was appropriated for new electric light construction. 
The loan of $15,000, authorized on Dec. 6, 1900, has been 
made in a single note, due Dec. 21, 1915, with interest at 3^ 
per cent, per annum. This note was sold at a premium of 
$895. 

At meetings in the town of Ipswich, on May 27 and 
September 23, the following article was inserted in the war- 
rants : " To see if the town will vote to construct, establish 
and maintain a plant for the manufacture and distribution of 
electricity for furnishing light, power and heating purposes 
for municipal nse and for the use of individuals, under au- 
thority given in chapter 370 of the Acts of 1891 and acts in 
amendment thereof." The question being put, *' Is it expe- 
dient to establish such plant," the vote by ballot at the first 
meeting was: yes, 121; no, 10; at the second, yes, 205; 
no, 90. 

In the board of aldermen of the city of Lowell, on Novem- 
ber 12, the following resolution was offered : — 

Resolved, That it is expedient for tbe city of Lowell to exercise 
the authority conferred by the Acta of the year 1891, chapter 370, 
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establiah thereunder a plaot foi the manufacture and diBtribution 
of electricity for furoishiDg light, heat and power for municipal 
use and for the use of such of its inhabitants as may require and 
pay for the same. 

The proposition was tabled until November 26, when it 
was considered and again tabled. It was again considered 
on December 10, and on that day tabled for the third time. 

Id the town of Mansfield, at a special meeting, held July 
17, it was voted, 60 yes, 18 no, that — 

It is expedient for the Umn of Mansfield to accept the authority 
conferred in section 1, chapter 370 of the Acts of 1891, entitled 
" An Act to allow cities and towns to manufacture and distribnte 
gas or electricity," and all snbaequent amendmenta relative 
thereto. 

It was also voted *' that the town construct and operate 
a municipal electric lighting plant." Upon the same prop- 
osition, on October 16, the vote was yes, 105 ; oo, 43. 

At a meeting in the town of Marhleheadt on April 18, it 



Voted, That the municipal light board be authorized to install a 
new boiler with necessary foundations at the electric light station, 
also to erect an addition to the present boiler house and a sea-wall 
to protect the same, and that the sum of $6,500 be appropriated 
therefor ; said sum to be assessed upon polls and estates in the 
year 1901. 

At a meeting on May 20 it was — 

Voted, That the municipal light t>oard be authorized to build a 
retaining wall for the wharf at the electric light station ; that 
$10,000 be appropriated therefor, to be assessed on the polls and 
estates of the town, as follows: $500 in 1901, $2,000 in 1902, 
$3,500 in 1903, $2,500 in 1904, and $2,500 in 1905. 

And the town treasurer was authorized to borrow an 
amount sufficient for payment, executing and delivering 
notes of the town therefor. 

The town of Middleborough, at the annual meeting on 
March 16, appropriated $772 for general new construction 
for the electric lighting plant and $7,500 for the installation 
of more power at the electric station. To provide tor the 



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latter, the treasurer was authorized to hire the aum of 
$7,500, the same to be paid in ten equal annual payments, 
with interest payable semi-aDnually at not exceeding i per 
cent, per annum ; the loan to be denominated an "Additional 
electric light loan." These notes have not been issued, the 
work authorized not having been completed. 

In the town of Jfeedham, on March 4, the sum of $550 
was appropriated for the extension of the electric lights on 
Wellesley and Central avenues. 

In the city council in the city of Newburyporl, on Feb- 
ruary 4, a resolution, "that it is expedient to exercise the 
authority conferred by chapter 370 of the Acts of the year 
1891," was referred to a committee. This resolution lapsed, 
no report being made thereon before the expiration of the 
monicipal year. 

The town of Peahody, on March 15, appropriated $2,000 
for general incandescent construction and on March 22 $2,500 
for an additional boiler at the electric light station. On the 
latter date it was also — 

Voted, That the sum of $S,500 be appropriated for the purpose 
of installiag a new street lighting system, and that the town treas- 
urer, with the approval of a majority of the board of selectmen, 
be authorized to borrow the sam of (8,000, and to issue notes of 
the town therefor, one note of $2,000 payable in one year, one of 
$2,000 payable in two years, one of $2,000 payable in three years, 
one of $2,000 payable in four years, and th^balance of $500 to 
be raised by taxation the present year. 

On the same date the sum of $125 was appropriated for a 
new electric light in Highland Park, and $200 for extending 
the incandescent lighting system on Lynnfield Street to the 
town farm buildings, and the further sum of $200 for wiring 
the buildings for electric lights at the town farm. At a special 
meeting on September 3 the sumof $1,000 wfH appropriated 
for incandesceut light extension. The four notes described 
above for $2,000 each were issued under date of Nov. 20, 
1901, at 3j per cent, and at a premium of $30.66. At the 
close of the year the town was ready to supply lights in 
Lynnfield, having extended its lines for that purpose under 
authority of chapter 97 of the Acts of 1901. 



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The town of Reading, at the annual meeting in March, 
appropriated $1,500 for new construction in " extension of 
the municipal light and power plant, and the further sum of 
$135 for erecting an additional arc light." 

The city council of Taunlon, on March 18, appointed a 
special committee to consider the condition and needs of the 
municipal lighting plant, and on June 13 instructed the 
manager of the plant "to investigate and report what 
changes, additions or alterations in the location, buildings, 
machinery, equipment, etc., of the said lighting plant are 
necessary or desirable in order to bring .it up to a capacity 
and efficiency necessary to care for the business of the said 
plant present and prospective." He was authorized " to 
make such recommendations as he may deem wise and proper 
as to the building, location, machinery, etc.," and *' to pre- 
pare specifications and estimates of the cost of the same, 
and to report to the city council his conclusions," Five 
hundred dollars was appropriated for expenses under this 
vot«, to be treated as an appropriation for new construction. 
On July 15, $1,500 was appropriated for general construc- 
tion purposes on account of plant, and a loan for this amount 
was authorized, payable in ten years from June 1, 1901, with 
interest at 3^ percent. A sinking fund was established, and 
an annual contribution thereto ordered of an amount suffi- 
cient to pay the debt when due. A special report of the 
manager, submitted on December 4, recommended the con- 
struction of a new generating plant upon a new location on 
the bank of tbe Taunton Biver, and the replacing of tbe 
present street lights by lamps of the enclosed arc pattern, at 
an estimated expense, including rebuilding of old lines and 
necessary new line construction, of $174,500. Tbe special 
committee appointed March 18 reported on December 12, 
recommending that the erection of a new plant receive the 
early and favorable attention of the next city council, to 
which the whole matter was referred. 

The town of Wake/ield, on March 18, appropriated $1,000 
for the extension of gas and electric light lines, and $20 to 
put electric lights in the Greenwood hose house. A prop- 
osition " to see if the town will vote to purchase and install 
another dynamo, with necessary poles, wires, etc., together 



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with such arc lamps as may he necessary for the better light- 
ing of the streets, and raise and appropriate $4,000 for the 
same," was indeGnitely postponed. The same disposition 
was made of a proposition to place four additional arc lights 
in certain places within the town. On November 19 $1,000 
was appropriated for the extension of the gas plant and $223 
for additions to the electric plant. On November 11 the 
further sum of $1,250 for gas and electric extensions was 
appropriated, and the town treasurer was authorized to hire 
the same upon the note of the town for one year. 
At a town meeting in Walpole, on July 1, it was — 

Voted, That a comniittee of seven be appointed, to continne the 
investigation of a former committee in regard to the advisability 
of the town owning and operating an electric light plant ; that this 
committee be instructed to bring in such plans and specifications 
as they may think necessary, and report at a future town meeting ; 
and that the sum of $200 be appropriated from this year's taxes 
for the use of such committee. 

The town of Wellesley, on January 16, appropriated $500 
for the expenses of the committee on electric light plant, 
appointed Dec. 19, 1900, and on March 18, $975 for minor 
extensions of the street lighting system. On May 22 the 
committee on street lighting plant reported, recommending: 
"That the town construct a plant for the production of 
electricity in combination with the water works pumping 
plant, and also provide a suitable plant for the distribution 
of the same for commercial as well as for street lighting 
purposes, and that the town appropriate for the same the 
sum of $55,000, which sum is made up as follows: for the 
station plant, $35,000 ; for the commercial lighting plant 
and for repairs to the present street lighting plant, $14,500 ; 
for fluctuations iu market, incidentals and contingencies, 
$5,500." This report included a special report of an elec- 
trical engineer employed to assist the committee, exhibiting 
the probable cost of constructing and operating the proposed 
station. On a motion to adopt the recommendations in this 
report, the vote was " Yes 42, No 58," and the committee 
was discharged. 

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see if the towa will authorize the selectmen to renew the 
existJDg contract with the Natick Gae and Electric Companj 
for a further period of two or four years from Nov. 30, 1901, 
or take any other action relative to the lighting of the town, 
either street or commercial lighting," a committee was ap- 
pointed "to receive bids for supplying electricity to the 
town, and to report thereon, together with ioformation and 
recommendation on acquiring, repairing and eatablishing a 
distributing plant for commercial lighting." Thia committee 
reported certain plans by which the town might purchase 
electric current from some private company and distribute 
the same for both street and commercial use, and presented 
the following summary of expenditures to carry out this 
plan : — 

To purchase preseat commercial system, . . |8,000 

To repair commercial sjstem 10,000 

To renew and repair street system 12,000 

To build and equip distributing station, . . S,000 

For engineer's and architect's Berrices, . 2,000 

For contingeQcieB 6,000 

Total, 139,000 

The committee made the following recommendations : — 

First. — That the town purchase electric energy, and distribute 
it for both commercial and street lighting purposes. 

Second. — That the town acquire the preaeut commercial system 
for the distribution of electricity, and repair and reoonstnict both 
the street and commercial distributing system, and erect a dis- 
tributing station in connection therewith. 

Third. — That the town elect a municipal electric light board, 
which shall contract for and supervise the construction as above 
outlined, and perform all duties pertaining to electric lights, in 
accordance with the provisions of section 10 of chapter 454 of the 
Acts of 1893. 

Fourth. — That the town authorize the execution of the ten-year 
contract with the Natick Gas and Electric Company, embodied in 
the report. 

Fifth. — That the town authorize the execution of the temporary 
contract with the Natick Gas and Electric Company to Aug. 1, 
1902, embodied in the report. 

Acting upon the report, the town refused to consider the 
question of undertaking the distribution of electricity for 



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both commercial and street lighting purposes or to purchase 
electricity for that purpose and to elect a municipal light 
board. It voted to appropriate "the sum of $5,000 for the 
purpose of renewing or repairing the present poles, wires or 
anything pertaining to the present town plant, said appro- 
priation to be expended under the direction and approval of 
the selectmen." It was also voted ** that the board of selects 
men be authorized to make a contract with the Natick Oas 
and Electric Company, or with any other company, which in 
their judgment will be for the best interests of the town, for 
one year, with the privilege of renewing temporarily, not 
exceeding one more year, to furnish electricity for lighting 
the street lights of the town of Wellesley." One hundred 
and seventy-five dollars was appropriated to defray the ex- 
penses incurred by the second electric light committee. 

The town of Weslfield, at an adjournment of the annual 
meeting, oo April 1, appropriated $6,800 to be expended 
upon the gas plant for new construction and |700 to be ex- 
pended upon the electric light plant. There was also appro- 
priated $500 for new electric street lamps, and it was voted 
to burn the street lights all night. 

At the annual town meeting in Weaton, on March 25, it 
was — 

Voted, That a committee of tliree be appointed by the select- 
men, to consider the qaestion of the purchase of the plant of the 
Weston Water Company and the Weston Electric Light Company, 
said committee to report in print at the next annual meeting. 

In the city of Worcester, on January 21, the joint stand- 
ing committee on lighting streets was directed " to consider 
and investigate the qaestion of the expediency of the adop- 
tion by the city of the authority granted by chapter 370 of 
the Acts of 1891 and acts in amendment thereto, enabling 
cities and towns to manufacture and distribute gas and elec- 
tricity, and to make report of their investigation to the city 
council." This committee reported very late in the year, 
with a recommendation " that it is not expedient " to exer- 
cise the authority conferred by the act.* 

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Municipal Statistics. 
The following table contains the names of the municipal- 
itieB operating lighting plants on June 30, 1901 ; the popu- 
lation of each, according to the census of 1900 ; the kind of 
supply and the year when the same was begun ; the amount 
invested la the plant since the inception of the enterprise, 
including that raised by loans and hy direct taxation ; the 
total valuation of all estates in town for the year of the 
return, and the amount per thousand raised by taxation. 
The towns of Belmont, Hingham, Needham and Wellesley 
have only distributing plants, and buy their electricity, the 
first named from the Somerville Electric Light Company, 
the second from the Weymouth Light and Power Company, 
the third fi-om the Greendale Chemical and Electric Lighting 
Company, and the last from the Natick Gas and Electric 
Company. 



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In tbe followiag data the fioaacial operations of all the 
muaicipal plantB in the State are combined from the items 
relating to the manufacture and sale of gas and electricity 
Id the returns of the last two years : — 



ELEOTEiorrr. 





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7a,290 19 




33.010 li 


41,490 bl 


Mte of electric power 


















other loiucei 


1,»IB 92 


2,244 49 




»I18,089 S3 


J133J)Bt 26 










tSl,071 64 
3,017 73 


971,118 BO 

3,683 27 


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W»ge»atetBilon 


Sa,B25 62 


401874 93 


Bepftlnotrealenate 


1,097 09 


1,178 38 


Repklra of Btesm plant 


0.94t *S 


6.283 9* 


Bepaln of electric plant 












Wage, for ore of light*, eic,, 


16,016 M 


16,801 27 


Repairs ot llneg and lamp*, 


14,169 38 


10,426 38 










3;4I9 19 


31761 93 








Di«(ribntion tools and appliance!, .... 


2,307 03 




Oeaeral aalariea 














3,467 82 


3,437 38 




192 00 

S,S7I 9S 

ioo"oo 

337 78 






6,021 0« 
2 00 












InddentalB 


3,133 9S 


766 84 




1182,894 29 


»206.870 46 


LeaTlng a Iocs In operating account o( , . . 


(64,804 46 


172,761 20 


To which iB to b« added the followlDg : — 






Interest oa note* and bondi, 






Depreciation 


47,738 37 


S9,748 72 


LoBssa on other Item 




213 22 


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•149,446 90 


fl7l,772 06 






2,280 32 




tl4S,SS4 21 


9168,200 08 



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•48.548 62 


saUiortar, 


'■"its 


2,008 91 
1 80 




(43,429 07 


•62,892 98 
•13,692 03 

63 70 

9,636 96 


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Purifying ni»terl»l9, 

Waier 

Wages Bl works 


261 16 

71 19 

0,136 (i6 


Wag*i of meter taherB, clerical labor In dtatribution 


'1(18 12 
394 99 

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444 61 
J H3C 
3,8 1 6S 
OM 
7 8 83 
184 61 
61 18 
80 00 


260 16 




1,112 66 
88 72 
284 99 
449 04 

3.967 74 
76 00 
987 01 


DistriboOon tool*, etc. 

Repairs and renewals oFmelflTB 

Oaa store setilng, tepairB and renewaU, . 
General aalariei 

Ganemlofflco expenses 
















•24,647 00 

•18,882 07 

•6,923 21 
9,371 78 


$30.788 86 
•22.104 13 


LeaTlog an apparent profit on their gac bnilneu of 

The? baTO paid for Interest on bonds and notes, 

depredation, .... 


Making « totid of 


•16,294 97 
269 73 


•16.796 78 


and the gross apparent profit, .... 


•16,020 24 

18,882 07 


•10.412 96 
22.104 13 


Leavei tor the I'earslSDlMJlDet gains of . . . 


•2,856 83 


•6,691 18 



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Aggregates from the balance sheets in the several muDici- 
pal returns of the last two years show the following facts : — 



Electric; — 

Real estate, • 

gleam plant, . 

Electric plant, 

Electric Elnea, 

Other plant Items, . ■ 

Matenala, 

Real estal«, . 
Hocbinerj, . 

Om melere 

HaterJBU, 
Cash (or town Ireagnry) , . 
Due tor eleciiic light and powei 

Due for gas 

Otber acconniB dne. 

Sinking funds. 

Deficit, 



LtABILITIBB : - 

Appropriations Tor 

tor extraordinary repairs, 
for bond pajmenta, . 
for note payments, 
for sinking funds, 

Oyerdratts 

Bonds oulstandlog, .... 

Notes pajable, 

Unpaid bills, 

Deposits, 

Interest due and not paid, . 

Interest accrued 



1144,280 37 

207.166 49 
134,695 7H 
S84,2e3 OS 

147.167 14 



8,706 37 
19,786 31 
17,481 23 



M\t3,476 81 
222,70s 7B 
139,697 46 
273,078 94 
168,163 81 . 
28,712 15 



82,732 BO 
&fi,fi3l 74 
08,160 74 
9,769 SB 
7,314 24 
172.110 49 
19,884 49 
9.734 IS 
7,tl3S 08 
71.340 81 
217,240 48 



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(261,976 19 

4.090 00 

99,000 00 

72.490 OO 

64,262 63 

26,337 51 

919,000 00 

190,112 00 

23.649 76 

1,469 31 

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The following dats from the several retarns are descriptive 
of the outside coostructioQ oo June 30, 1901, id each of the 
municipalities : — 



Belmont, . 


225354 


602 


9 


106,567 


- 


13 


- 


- 


Braintree, . 


361,370 


1,004 


78 


90,100 


- 


- 


94 


- 


Chlcopee, . 


807,756 


426 


- 


163,878 


- 


151 


23 


- 


Concord, 


■333,106 


848 


12 


113,800 


- 


- 


8 


- 


Danvers, 


370,174 


643 


12 


123,018 


- 


124 


4 


3 


Hingham, 


'615.407 


1.281 


- 


142,039 


- 




4 


- 


HndBon, 


119,108 


460 


7 


61,500 


- 


- 


42 


- 


Hull. . . . 


H19M6 


1,064 


17 


104,786 


- 


- 


15 


- 


Marblehead, . 


472,976 


918 


26 


134,000 


169 


- 


9 


- 




186,224 


629 


3 


94,469 


- 


58 


9 


- 


Needham, . . 


195.440 


564 


- 


127350 


- 


- 


- 


- 


NortbAttleborongh 


380.267 


1.262 


37 


107,240 


3 


- 


4 


- 


Peabody. . . . 


464,745 


305 


26 


135.900 


- 


130 


58 


4 


Eeadlng, 


270.800 


1,088 


16 


108,800 


- 


133 


- 


- 


Taunton, 


342.792 


1,048 


- 


131,260 


18 


247 


61 


19 


Wakefield. . 


321.739 


828 


3 


106.322 


- 


142 


3 


* 


Wellesley, . 


212.200 


815 


- 


106,376 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Westfield, . 


160,467 


487 


14 


66,526 


38 


81 


- 


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The followiDg table'showe the kind and amount of fuel 
and number of carbons UBed during the year ending June 
30, 1901, as shown by the several returns : — 



MUNICIPALITY. 


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Belmont, . 










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- 


3,560 


BrMntree, . 










687.0 


420.0 


3,500 


Chicopee, . 










1,137.0 


- 


80,400 


Concord, 










453.6 


332.6 


472 


Danvera, 










442.4 


561.1 


88.000 


Hingham, . 










'- 


- 


96 


Hudson, . 










•135.4: 


- 


1,100 


Hull. . . . 










646.6 


ISI.3 


400 


Marblehead, 










718.0 


332.0 


36,240 


Middleborough, . 










»223.2 




17,627 


Needham, . 










'- 


- 


- 












•927.3 


- 


60 


Peabody, . 










1,562.6 


- 


62,000 


Reading, . 










661.0 


- 


40,600 


Taunton, . 










2,037.0 


- 


106,000 


■Wakefield. . . 










830.8 


- 


66,807 


Wellesley, . 










'- 


- 


- 


Westfield, . 










'417.4 


- 


88,200 



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GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



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The first of the two tables following shows the number of 
street lights of each candle-power installed on June 30, 
1901 ; also the average number iu use throughout the year, 
and the average days and hours the same were burned in 
the municipalities named. The second table contains an ex- 
hibit of the cost of these lights to the several municipalities. 
A more particular description of this table follows it on 
page 92. 



MusiciPAurr. 


Pnbllc 
Laopi. 


Cndls- 
powet. 




Bonn per 

Night. 


MontJi. 


Belmont, . . . 


12 


as ■ 

1,200 


160 
12 


6.6 


24.4 


Bnilntree, . 


lis 


25 

1,200 


113 

91 


7.3 


26.2 


Chlcopee 

Concord, . . . ] 


IBl 

396 
S 


■■IS 

2,000 


lei 

377 


9.0 

1 ... 


29.2 
28.2 


DBDverB, .... 


124 


1,200 


124 


6.7 


24.4 




392 


32 

1,200 


383 


I 6.0 


26. 2 


Hudson, . . . 
Hnll,. . . . 


2S 

154 


2,000 
28 
25 


26 
120 

2S9 


^ 4.8 
4.8 
1.7 


28.9 
25.1 
26.6 


Harblebead, . . 
MiddleboroQgb, 


9 
10 
41 
166 
160 
26 


30 
16 

2a 


8 
10 

11 
153 
160 
IS 
13 


8.6 

1.4 

4.7 
7.6 


29.2 

22.6 
22.2 
26.2 


Needham 

North Attlaboroogh. 


'416 

600 


25 
32 


110 
600 


4.B 
5.3 


25.4 
■28.1 


Peabody, ... J 


18 
180 


32 

1,200 


18 
180 


i ,.. 


30.1 


R«adlDg 


1D3 


1,200 


132 


6.4 


25.7 


TannEon, .... 


247 


1,200 


242 


8.7 


28.5 


Wakefield, 
Welleole)-,. . . 


He 

671 


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146 
671 


6.2 

•6.0 


26.1 
24.8 


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7 
88 


26 
2,000 


7 
96 


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92 GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

The last of the foregoiDg tables is compiled to indicate, a3 
nearly as may be with available data, the cost per lamp per 
year of the street electric lights in the several municipalities, 
as determined by the items shonn and upon the average daily 
number of lights used during the year as given in the pre- 
ceding table. The net loss in operating is the difference 
between the operating expenses and the income from com- 
mercial lighting. Interest is computed upon the total in- 
vestment at the beginning of the year, at the rate paid 
upon the bonds or notes, and depreciation at the statutory 
rate of 5 per cent, upon the cost of the plant as shown 
by the books at the beginning of the year. Whenever 
the lights are of different kinds or candle-powers, the total 
cost obtained in the manner indicated is apportioned to 
each kind according to the amount of energy theoretically 
necessary under average conditions to maintain the lights at 
the standard candle-power. The table is devised upon the 
theory that for all its expenditure the town receives only 
its street lighting and the income from its commercial busi- 
ness, and that the cost of the former to the town is the dif- 
ference between such income and the entire cost of carrying 
on the business. Obviously, this cost ig affected by the profit 
or loss on the commercial lighting. The value of the interior 
lighting supply to the town buildings is either included as a 
part of the commercial income, or is allowed in the compu- 
tations at a fair amount, as determined by the several town 
managers. 

The towns of Middleborough, Wakefield and Weatfield 
operate gas plants, the first since Oct. 31, 1893, the second 
since Aug. 7, l)j94, and the last since June 1, 1899. 

The plant at Middleborough makes oil gas, those at 
Wakefield and Westfield coal gas. 

During the year 1901 examinations by the State inspector 
for candle-power and purity were made twice in Middle- 
borough, three times in Wakefield and four times in West- 
field. None of the impurities prohibited by statute were 
found. The candle-power of Westfield on November 20 
was found to be 13.5 ; the average candle-power in Middle- 
borough was 24.7; in Wakefield, 18.7; and in Westfield, 
17.2. 



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The average price received iQ Middleborough for gds sold 
in the year eodiog June 30, 1901, was $2.47 per thouaand ; 
in Wakefield, $1.61; and in Westfield, $1.63. The cost 
of gas during the same period, computed by the method 
applied to the cost of electric lighting in the table on page 
91, was, in Middleborough, $3.72 ; in Wakefield, $1.75 ; in 
Westfield, $1.21. 

The following table exhibits other data of interest con- 
cerning these plants and their operations : — 



For Year ending Jwne 30, 1901. 





UbddlClMKIUBh. 


w..... 


WntBeM. 


Dailj capacity of works (feel), , 


10,000 


76,000 


86,000 


Greateet output (feel), . 


8,800 


83,800 


78,600 


Dateotwme 


Jan'y 7 


Jan'y 11 


Dec. 22 


Least output (fbel). 


1,600 


13,000 


21,300 


DsleofMme 


Jane 28 


July 16 


July 16 


Qai maae (tb«t),7eBieudiDg June 








30.1901 


1,6IO,BOO 


13,368,000 


17.317,800 


Oag made (feet), year audlng Jnno 








30,1900,' .' . .. . 


1.6M,400 


8,867,000 


16.632,800 


Oas soldbynseier (te«t.), yeareod- 
ing June 30. 190t, . . . 








1,387,000 


11,004,300 


16.684,600 


Qaa Bold by oieier (feet), year end- 








ing June 30. 1900, . . . 


1,281,000 


7.381,000 


14,069,400 


Oai snpplled to public lamps and 








public bulldlngi (feet) , year end- 
ing June 30, 1901, . . . 












32g,G00 


Oae need at works and officer (feet). 








year eoding Juno 30, 1901, 




92,600 


222,800 


Om unacconnted for (feet), year 








ending June 30, 1901, 


222,300 


2.271,300 


1,749,400 


Percentage unaccounted tor, 1901. 


13.80 


16.99 


10,10 


Percentage nnacconnted for, 1900, 


le.oo 


16.69 


6.fi6 


Total eales of gas, 1900-01 (feet). . 


1,387,000 


11.004.300 


16,014,100 


Increase over 1896-00 (per cent). 


8.27 


49.09 


10.77 


Out sold per mile of tpaia (feet), . 


630,087 


960,043 


1,241.276 


Oas Doacconnted for per mile of 








main (feet) 


84,960 


198,164 


139,336 










main 


02.4 


40.7 


61.4 


Gas eold per consumer (feet), 


■ 10,124 


23,614 


20,213 


Gas sold pet meier light (feel). . 


1,926 


4,966 


4,674 




Naphtlin, 2,137 


Gaicoal,t,411 


Oas coal, 




galloDS. 


tons I gas oil. 


coke, 672 






846 gallons. 








tone ;cannel. 








123 toas. 


Fuel used 


011,26.361 gal- 




on, 4,668 




lons ;coal,32.e 




gallons. 



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Street Maine. — Length, in Feet, of Each Size, June 30, 1901. 






WiktOeld, 


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One and one^aarlec Inch, 




SO 




252 












Two inch. . 




310 


4,393 


e,695 








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2;073 












Lengih in miles and feet | f^^' ; 


3,266 


U 
2,M1 


12 
2,932 


Increase dnrlDg the 7ear, ■ ■ 


•300 


2,333 





Meters. — Nun^r of Each, June 30, 1901. 



Two lidbt 

Tbreeligbt, 

Fiye light, 

Ten liiibt 

Twenty iighl, .... 

Tbirty light 

Forl7-flve ligbt 

Fifty liaht 

Sixty ligbt, 

Eigtityllgbl 

One bandred and flftr light, 
Total number in nee Jnoe 30, 1898, 
iDcresEG dnriugjear, . . . . 




Accidents. 

The Board has received notice of seventy-eight instances 
of escaping gas, causing the death of thirty-six persona and 
injury to more than sixty-four others. 

Fourteen of the fatal cases, or a little more than forty per 
cent., occurred in Boston. The other fatal accidents oc- 
curred in the following places: Fall River, four; Lynn and 
Worcester, each three; Lawrence and Lowell, each two; 
and one each in Cambridge, Haverhill, North Attleborough, 
New Bedford, Somerville and Spring6eld. In two of the 
above instances two lives were lost. 

Of the non-fatal instances, twenty-two occurred iu Boston, 
four in Fall River, two each in Haverhill, Holyoke, Lowell, 
Springfield and Worcester, and one each in Amesbury, 



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Attleborough, Cambridge, Chtcopee, Gardner, Lynn, North 
Attleborough and Fittsfield. Also, in two of the iostaticea 
where death occurred, one or more persons were injured, 
but recovered. 

Of the fatal cases, nine occurred where water gas was sup- 
plied, one where coal gas and twenty-four where coal and 
water gas mixed were supplied. Of the non-fatal instances, 
fourteen occurred with water gas, three with coal gas and 
twenty-eight with coal and water gas mixed. 

There were thirteen fatal accidents from electricity, three 
in Boston, and one each in Attleborough, Brookline, Fall 
Elver, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lowell, Revere, Springfield, 
Winchester and Worcester ; and nine nua-fatal accidents, of 
which five occurred in Boston, and one each in Cambridge, 
Lawrence, Pittsfield and Worcester. 

Following is a summary of each case brought to the notice 
of the Board ; — 

Fatal Accidents from Gas. 

On the night of January 20, Felix Gallagher, aged fifty, 
was found dead in a gas-fitting shop at the rear of 17 Com- 
mercial Street, Worcester. Gas was escaping through an iron 
pipe and a rubber tube leading to a gas heater. Gallagher 
had been somewhat despondent on account of the lack of 
regular employment, but it was uncertain whether or not 
death was intentional or accidental. 

On the evening of January 28, a strong odor of gaa was 
detected coming from the middle tenement at 13 Orswell 
Street, Fall River. The rooms were forcibly entered, and 
in the kitchen was discovered a large gas stove with three 
of the burners partially turned on. Before the stove was 
the dead body of Mrs. Catherine Calvert, and in an adjoin- 
ing room the body of her husband, Robert Calvert, was dis- 
covered lying across the bed. They had evidently been 
dead some time, and death was probably accidental. 

On the evening of February 26, John H. Morgan, aged 
forty, was found dead in his room, SO Union Street, Lynn. 
Gas was coming from an open jet in the room. 

On the morning of March 29, Julia Warren, twenty-two 



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years old, was found in her room in the Everett House, 175 
Back Central Street, Lovrell, asphyxiated by gas escaping 
from an open burner near the bed. She was employed \a 
the house, and, as she did not respond when called, the 
room was entered, and she was found lying on the bed 
with life nearly extinct. 

Early on the morning of April 28, a man who had regis- 
tered as George Green, about fifty-five years old, was found 
unconscious in his room in the Hotel Leverett, 15 Leverett 
Street, Boston, and expired a few minutes later. The gas 
was escaping from both burners in the room. 

On the evening of May 7, Mrs. Maria Bamford was dis- 
covered dead in her room at her home, 297 Hamlet Street, 
Fall River. The bedroom door and windows were tightly 
closed, and two gas jets in the room were turned full on. 
Mrs. Bamford had been in poor health for years, and bad 
been despondent for some time. 

Early in the evening of May 16, Mrs. Alice Freemanwas 
discovered in an upper room of her sister's home in North 
Attleborough, asphyxiated by illuminating gas. She bad 
been afflicted with melancholia for a number of years, and 
had several times attempted suicide. 

On the morning of May 19, the room of John D. Coyle, 
forty-one years old, and Jeremiah Reardon, forty years old, 
at 636 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, was entered, and Coyle 
was found to be dead and Reardon in such a condition that 
he died later at the City Hospital. Death was due to as- 
phyxiation, caused by gas escaping from ao open burner. 
It was thought the jet had been accidentally turned on 
during the night. They are reported to have retired in an 
intoxicated condition. 

On the morning of May 26, William Spring, sixty-five 
years old, living at 608 East Eighth Street, Boston, was 
found dead in bed in his room. A loose gas cock had ap- 
parently been turned ofi' and then on again by accident, and 
gas was escaping freely into the room. 

At about 6 o'clock on the evening of June 3, Eben N. 
Wardwell was found unconscious at his residence, 84 Pine 
Street, Lynn. Two physicians were summoned, but death 
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a rubber tube which had been used to connect with the gas 
heater. He had suffered from melancholia, which hie family 
and relatives thought had produced temporary insanity, and 
in that condition he turned on the gaa. 

On the morning of June 26, at about 6.30, a britaDsia 
worker, aged about sixty years, was found dead in his room, 
No. 20 Bethel Street, New Bedford. He had turned on the 
gas. It was a case of suicide; he had stated the night 
before that he was about to kill himself. 

About 7 P.M., June 28, Michael Fitzgerald, thirty-three 
years old, was found dead in bed in his room, No. 282 East 
Ninth Street, Boston. Gas was escaping from a half-open 
stop-cock at the bracket burner. All indications favored 
the theory that the gas had been accidentally turned on. 

About 12 M., July 7, George Blackburn, forty-two years 
old, residing in Lynn, was found dead in bed in his room at 
the Revere House, Boston, with gas turned on full force. A 
letter to his brother showed clearly that it was a case of 
suicide. 

On Sunday morning, July 7, Mrs. John Regan of 32 
Storrow Street, Ijawrence, was found in her bedroom gasp- 
ing for breath. The room was filled with gas from a partly 
open gas jet. The physicians were of the opinion that she 
had a shock previous to the escape of the gas, and that the 
open jet was attributable to that cause. 

On the morning of July 19, Richard W. Walsh was found 
dead at his home, 62 Exchange Street, Lawrence, from in- 
haling gas, which was turned on with full force in all the 
burners in his room, evidently with suicidal intent. 

On July 27, Mrs. Ernest Dunn of Somerville, visiting at 
the house of Leroy W. Dickey, Stevens Street, Lowell, was 
found lifeless in her room, having inhaled gas during the 
night. It is understood she had not been in good health, 
and was very despondent. 

At half-past 7 o'clock on the morning of July 31, Albert 
Piqnot was found dead in his room at 195 Hampden Street, 
Boston, caused by illuminating gas escaping from a widely 
opened bracket fixture. Attempts had been made to stop 
the chinks about the door, which was locked on the inside. 
Evidently a case of saicide. 



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About 9 o'clock on the mornitig of August 6, Mary Har- 
rington was found asphyxiated in her room, 21 Fourth 
Street, Pall River. The room was filled with gas flowing 
from a hnlf-open burner, which her family think she must 
have accidentally turned on in the night, after once having 
turned it off. 

On the morning of August 15, William King was found 
in his room m the Boyden House, Union Street, Lynn, 
asphyxiated by gas, which was escaping from the gas jet 
which was wide open. It was evidently a case of suicide, 
as be had made special effort to prevent the gas from escap- 
ing from the room. 

Between 5 and 6 o'clock on the evening of August 23, 
Leroy Cook was found dead in the bath-room of his house, 
2 Channing Street, Worcester, with an open gas jet, from 
which the gas was escaping into the room. In an adjoining 
sleeping room was a note written by Mr. Cook with lead 
pencil, telling of discouragement and suicide. It is sup- 
posed from surrounding circumstances that Mr. Cook com- 
mitted the deed the Sunday night preceding. 

On the eleventh day of September, Albert Henderson was 
found dead in a room in the dwelling house No. 325 River 
Street, Haverhill, at about 10 a.m. The room was filled 
with gas. The gae was fully turned on, the burner tip re- 
moved and the door locked. It was a case of suicide, and a 
book found in one of his pockets had written in it the fol- 
lowing: "This is a case of asphyxiation by gas; no cor- 
oner's verdict is needed. Kindly send news to parties 
named below." 

On September 19, John Robertson was found dead in his 
sleeping room at 131 Jencks Street, Fall River. He had 
been drinking heavily for some weeks. The windows were 
closed, and the gas was turned full on. Death probably due 
to accident, the result of intoxication. 

On September 22, Lewis Schofield, about twenty-one 
years of age/ was found dead in his room at 483 Dudley 
Street, Boston, with the gas turned fully on. He was ap- 
parently intoxicated when he retired to his room, and in his 
stupor either blew out the gas or inadvertently turned it 
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A maD wbo waa supposed to be Joseph Poore committed 
suicide on the night of September 26 at the Hotel Albany, 
Washington Square, Worcester. He locked the door and 
pushed the key out into the hall from under the door, 
turned the gas on full force, closed the window tightly, then 
lay down on the bed without removing his clothing. 

Mrs. Mary M. Taylor committed suicide in her room, at 
81 Main Street, Springfield, on the evening of September 
26. She attached two rubber tubes to the jets of the gas 
'fixture, and, after turning on the gas, lay down on the floor 
and put the tubes in her mouth. It is believed that her 
mind had been unbalanced by the sudden death of her 
husband some time before, from heart disease. 

At 9.50 A.M., on October 7, Geo. A. Martin was found 
dead in his room at 40 Dwight Street, Boston, from gas 
which was still escaping through the open key of a bracket 
burner. From circumstances connected with the case, it is 
evident that it was a case of suicide. 

On the evening of October 21, the body of Benjamin F. 
Mills, forty years old, of Cambridge, was found in a closet 
in Odd Fellows' Hall, Cambridge Street, East Cambridge, 
asphyxiated by gas escaping from a wide-open burner. It 
was evidently a ease of suicide ; he had been out of health 
and despondent for some time. 

On November 19, Herbert H. Stanton of Roxbury was 
found unconscious in the room which he was temporarily 
occupying, at 403 Charles Street, West End, Boston, suffer- 
ing from inhaling gas. The gas cock was one of the old- 
fashioned kind, without a check to prevent its turning fully 
round. It is thought be came home somewhat under the 
influence of liquor, and turned the key too far. He was 
removed to the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he 
died November 21. 

About 2 P.M., November 27, David McLaren, forty-five 
years old, was found in an insensible condition in his bed- 
room at 51 Gray Street, Boston. A piece of rubber tubing 
had been adjusted to the tip of the bracket burner, and the 
key was turned so that the gas escaped and the gas was in- 
haled at the free end of the tubing. McLaren was removed 
to the City Hospital, but was found dead on arriving there. 



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At 6 o'clock on the morning of MoTember 28, gas was 
found to be leaking from a main on Dartmouth Street, near 
Columbus Aveuue, Boston. Id the course of the search to 
find the eacapiug gas the cellar in the drug store on the 
corner of the two streets was inspected, and on the floor 
Edward Carroll, a nigbt clerk of the drug store, was found 
dead. It is presumed that he waa overcome by the gas 
while searching for the point from which it was escaping. 

On the morning of November 28, John Johnson, of 1 
Boston Avenue, Somerville, committed suicide by inhaling 
gas which came from an open burner in a chandelier sus- 
pended from the centre of the ceiling. He had not been in 
the habit of using gas, and the fact that the stop cock turned 
with great di£Sculty was sufficient evidence that he turned it 
on with suicidal intent. 

At 7.30 on the morning of December 1, Winborn McPhall, 
eighteen years old, was found unconscious in bed in his 
room at 1038 Washington Street, Boston. The air of the 
room seemed to be thoroughly saturated with illuminating 
gas, which was still escaping from the bracket burner which 
was open to its full extent. He was taken to the Boston 
City Hospital, where he died on the morning of December 
3. The circumstances of the case indicate that the death 
was accidental and not suicidal. 

At 8.30 on the morning of December 9, the dead body of 
Thomas Flannery was found on the floor of his chamber, 
38 East Springfield Street, Boston. The air of the room 
was fully charged with illnminating gas, which was still 
escaping from an open bracket burner. The circumstances 
indicate that the death was by accident. 

At 9 o'clock on the morning of December 28, John Murphy 
was found dead in his bed at his room, 58 Tyler Street, 
Boston, with the key at the bracket flxture turned on to its 
fullest extent, and the air of the room charged with illumi- 
nating gas. No motive for suicide was discovered, and the 
circumstances were consistent with an accidental death. He 
had come to Boston recently from Bridgewater, where a 
brother resided. 



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Other Accidents from Gas. 

On Thursday evening, January 2, eeveral inmatea of the 
boarding house of Mrs. Martel, 1149 Pleasant Street, Fall 
River, were overcome by gas escaping from a jet in the 
parlor, one of them nearly dying. It is thought one of the 
boarders upon leaving the parlor absent-mindedly blew out 
the gas instead of taming it off. 

On the morning of January 20, at 2 Cumston Street, 
Boston, four persons were nearly overcome by escaping gas. 
One of the tenants, Vernon King, awoke very early, par- 
tially overcome, but dragged himself to the window, where 
he was resuscitated. He then aroused the other tenants. 
The gas men had been at work the previous day, repairing a 
leak in the next house, but it was not known how the gas 
entered King's house. 

On the forenoon of January 21, three persons of one fam- 
ily were found at their home, 15 Birch Street, Jamaica 
Plain, Boston, nearly asphyxiated. Physicians were sum- 
moned, and they were revived. 

On January 26, Miss Sadie Hull of 70 Smith Street, 
Lowell, was overcome by gas escaping from a radiator. She 
was found unconscious, but a physician was immediately 
summoned, who succeeded in reviving her. 

On February 10, several people were made ill, some of 
them seriously, by gas escaping from a leak in a gas main in 
the vicinity of Tudor and streets, South Boston. The 
escaping gas was discovered on the evening of February 9, 
and the leak was not located until early on the morning of 
February 11 ; in the mean time, about seventeen people had 
been more or less seriously affected. 

On the evening of February 11, a young woman giving 
the name of Sadie Leavitt was discovered lying unconscious 
on the bed in her room in the Spaulding block, corner of Cen- 
tral and Frescott streets, Lowell. The gas jet was turned 
on full, and the stories of the young woman and other in- 
mates of the house indicated that suicide had been attempted. 

On the afternoon of February 16, a jobber by the name 
of Casey, employed by the Boston Gas Light Company, 
while thawing out a pipe at 118 Commonwealth Avenue, 



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Boston, was overcome by gas. A physician was called, who 
revived him. 

On the morning of February 19, six people, residing at 
83 and 85 Fort Avenue, Roxbury, were made somewliat ill 
by inhaling gas which bad escaped from a leaking main in 
front of these houses. 

On the morning of March 1, Ernest Ouellette, thirty 
years old, was found unconscious in his room at the McKin- 
ley House, Fall River, with the gas turned on. It was 
thought be either blew out the gas or accidentally turned it 
on again aiter shutting it off. 

On March 18, William H. Murray, twenty-two years old, 
was found in his room at 1 Hancock Street, Boston, sufier- 
ing from gas asphyxiation. He was taken to the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, where he recovered. It was thought 
he left the gas turned on by mistake. 

On the afternoon of March 26, three men, William W. 
Fairbanks, Gaetano Pannella and Patrick Mitchell, were 
overcome by gas escaping from a main in Hestia Park, Rox- 
bury. Two of the men were engaged in digging a sewer 
trench, and while working at some depth the gas escaped, 
rendering them unconscious, and the third man came to 
their rescue. They were removed to the City Hospital, 
where they subsequently recovered. 

On the afternoon of March 27, Charles Townes, twenty- 
six years of age, was discovered unconscious in his room in 
the lodging house at the corner of South Main and Rodman 
streets, Fall River. There was evidently a leak in the gas 
pipe, since the cocks were found to be closed. 

On the morning of April 4, Philip McLaren, a lodger at 
79 Carver Street, Boston, was found unconscious in his 
room, with the gas escaping. The gas cock was found 
partly turned on. 

On the morning of April 5, Minnie K. Blodgett, rooming 
at S Yarmouth Street, Boston, was discovered unconscious 
in her room. The gas was escaping from a partly open cock. 
She was partially revived, and then removed to the City 
Hospital. 

At nooD of May 10, John Matthews, aged thirty-five 



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years, of Chelsea, was found unconacious in bis room at the 
Commercial House, Lynn, with the gas turned on. 

Very early in the morning of May 28 a police officer no- 
ticed a strong odor of gas escaping from the houses at 86 
and 88 Leverett Street, Boston. He aroused the occupanta, 
some of whom were partially overcome. On investigation, 
it was fonnd that the gas was escaping from three wide-open 
burners in the saloon below the tenements. 

On the forenoon of June 7, Maggie Rowan, aged thirty- 
five years, was found lying on the bed in her room, 26 Grand 
Street, Haverhill, with the gas almost fully turned on. She 
was taken to the Hale Hospital. 

On the morning of August 1, Charles G. Langhauser, 
living at 295 Park Street, Holyoke, was severely burned by 
the flames from a gas explosion. Mr. Langhauser went into 
the cellar with a light, and opened the door to the ice-box, 
when an explosion occurred, due to the gas which had been 
escaping in the ice-box all night coming in contact with the 
light. 

On the morning of August 7, Edward P. Young of 8 
Baldwin Street, Haverhill, was found in an unconscious con- 
dition, due to inhaling illuminating gas. After retiring to 
his room he had gone into another room, closed the windows 
and door and turned on the gas. 

Early on the morning of August 20, Allison S. Ball, a 
provision dealer at 192 Lincoln Street, Worcester, was 
severely burned about the face by an explosion of gas in his 
refrigerator, into which he carried a lighted lantern. In the 
refrigerator is a gas jet, and it is thought that the cock was 
partly opened, so that the Same of the lantern ignited the 
escaping gas. 

It is claimed that defective electric wires caused a leak in 
a gas pipe and an explosion of gas at the Royal Theatre, No. 
12 and 14 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, on the afternoon of 
September 2, by which nearly forty persons were in danger 
of their lives ; and two, Eva Owens of 17 Weston Street 
and Kitty Doyle of 2 Grove Terrace, were overcome by gas 
and taken to the City Hospital, where they afterwards re- 
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but were taken to their homee, where they received proper 
treatment. 

Silvio Origo, a teacher of languages, was nearly asphyx- 
iated Monday night, September 2, in his boarding place, 43 
Howard Street, Boston. About midnight^ groans were 
heard proceeding from his room, and upon an investigation 
the room was found to be fiill of gas, and its occupant rapidly 
becoming unconscious from the effect. The gas was found 
to be almost fully turned on, and in a most peculiar manner. 
There was a book case in the room near the gas jet, and one 
of the books of the top shelf had fallen over and struck the 
key in such a manner as to turn on the gas. A physician 
was summoned, who in a short time pronounced him out of 
danger. 

Thomas Tibbetts, aged sixty, attempted to commit suicide 
in a room over his shop, 16 Avery Street, Boston, on the 
morning of September 9, by turning the gas on full force. 
He had been despondent for some time. He was dis- 
covered in time to be taken to the City Hospital, where he 
recovered. 

Edwin Clarke, twenty-eight years of age, employed in 
Boston as a gas fitter, went looking for a gas leak with a 
lighted lantern on the afternoon of September 16, at 474a 
Columbus Avenue, Boston, and found it by an explosion 
which severely burned his face and arm. He was taken to 
the Emergency Hospital, where he was properly treated. 

At Chicopee, on the morning of October 3, Michael Shea, 
an employee of the J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company, 
was severely burned by the ignition of gas in an enameline 
oven, which was equipped with half a dozen gas burners, 
some of which had been accidentally left open, allowing the 
oven to fill with gas. Shea went into the oven to light the 
burners with a torch, and the gas at once ignited. 

At a late hour on the night of October 9, Mrs. Frank 
Kenny, residing at 79 Waltham Street, Boston, was found 
unconscious on her bed, and the room filled with gas which 
was pouring from open burners. She was taken to the City 
Hospital, where she recovered. 

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bank House, Pittafield, Thursday evening, October 10, oame 
near being asphyxiated by blowing out the gas before retir- 
ing. Fortunately, be had left the window open, and bia life 
was saved. 

Two elderly women, named Bobertson, narrowly escaped 
death from breathing illuminating gas on the afternoon of 
October 13, at their home, 21 Salem Street, Springfield. 
They had lighted the burners under the water-back of the 
gas range, but apparently failed to light all the jets, so that 
a considerable volume of gas escaped into the room, thereby 
causing unconsciousness, from which they recovered in a 
short time. 

Miss Florence Johnson, residing at the home of her aunt. 
Welcome Place, Springfield, was overcome by gas on Thurs- 
day, October 17, She had been ill, and her aunt left her 
at about midnight, leaving the gas turned low, but the win- 
dows closed. It was not known just how the accident 
occurred, but the theory is that a gust of wind from open 
windows in the adjoining rooms blew the door together, 
thereby causing the light to go out, but leaving the gas 
turned on. 

On the evening of October 21, Henry G-ingrass of 67 
Pinckoey Street, Boston, was found in his room half con- 
scious at about 10 p.m. Two gas jets were turned on, and 
a box placed against the door. After he had been restored, 
he declared, and so did his wife, that he had no intention of 
harming himself. 

James Galvin, a gas fitter, of No. 1 Pilgrim Place, Dor- 
chester, was overcome by gas during the forenoon of October 
22, while at work in a house at 4 Dudley Place, Boxbury. 
He was taken to the City Hospital,- where he recovered. 

Daniel McLaughlin of 20 Bennett Street, Boston, was 
found on the floor of his room, unconscious, on the night of 
October 30, having been overcome by escaping gas from a 
defective fixture in his room. 

On November 1, an explosion of gas at North Attle- 
borough occurred in the jewelry factory of J. O. Copeland 
& Co., by which Miss Addie Franklin, a book-keeper, was 
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and when Misa Franklin lighted a match it cauaed an ex- 
plosion. 

On the night of November 1, Mrs. Annie E. Pierce of 
Assonet registered at the McKinley House, Fall River, 
and was assigned a room. At 9.30 the following morning, 
after the door was broken open, she was found uoconscious, 
with the room full of gas, which was escaping from a wide- 
open burner. She was taken to the hospital, where she 
recovered. 

Thomas Hughes, a gas fitter, while trying to repair a pipe 
from which gas was escaping, at 297 Tremont Street, Boston, 
on November 4, was overcome and fell to the floor, receiv- 
ing a bad gash on his head. The escaping gas coming in 
contact with his light caused an explosion, which called out 
the Are department. He was discovered by two firemen, 
who brought him safely from the building and had him 
carried to the City Hospital. 

On the morning of November 15, Michael Corcoran was 
found unconscious in his room at Hotel Boylston, Cambridge 
Street, Boston, He registered at the hotel the night before. 
He was sent to the Massachusetts General Hospital, where 
he recovered. 

At Gardner, on the afternoon of November 18, T. Albert 
Glasheen, an employee of the Gardner Gas Fuel and Light 
Company, while repairing a leak in a gas pipe in West 
Broadway, was overcome by escaping gas. He was taken 
into a neighboring house, a physician called, and he was 
resuscitated in about forty-five minutes. 

On Saturday, November 23, Laurant Poisson, while build- 
ing a fire in the kitchen stove at his home in Attleborough, 
accidentally turned on a gas cock of a gas stove, and before 
he realized it was overcome by the escaping gas. When 
the family smelled the gas and investigated as to the cause, 
Mr- Poisson was found face downward on the floor, and was 
resuscitated only after strenuous efforts. 

A leakage of gas from the pipes of the Boston Gas Light 
Company, near the corner of Dartmouth Street and Colum- 
bus Avenue, Boston, on the morning of November 28, which 
caused the death of Edward Carroll, as noted under the 



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head of fatal accideutB, also affected nearly seventy persona 
sleeping in two adjoining buildings, some twenty of them 
i]uite seriously, and these were with difficulty aroused from 
the stupor caused by the escapiDg gas. Two policemen, 
investigating the cause and awakening the above occupants 
while removing the body of Carroll, were so overcome that 
they were taken to Station 5, where a physician was able to 
restore them. 

On the afternoon of December 2, Martin Moran, a laborer 
in the employ of the Amesbury and Salisbury Gas Com- 
pany, while repairing a leak in the main pipe at the corner 
of Main and Mills streets, Amesbury, was overcome by es- 
caping gas. He was taken to a drug store near by, a physi- 
cian called, and he was resuscitated. 

On the morning of Decjember 6, Katie Shane, aged twenty- 
two, was discovered in her room at 49 Chambers Street, 
Boston, with the gas turned fiilly on. She was removed to 
the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she recovered. 

John Bateman, the companion of Thomas Flannery, who 
was found dead at 38 East Springfield Street, Boston, on 
the morning of December 9, was taken to the City Hospital 
in a very serious condition, where he finally recovered. 

About 1.30 o'clock on the afternoon of December 12, 
three men were quite seriously burned at the gas works in 
Holyoke, while taking off the man-hole plate to the wash 
box of the water-gas apparatus. When two of the men 
started to look through the man-bolej what gas was left ex- 
ploded, burning them and another man standing near quite 
seriously. Their names were Frank Fairbanks, assistant 
superintendent, Michael Eourke and Michael Austin. 

At an early honr on the morning of December 20, six 
people were overcome by gas at 2 Perch Street, Roxbury, 
and were taken to the City Hospital, where they all recov- 
ered. The discovery that the gas was leaking was made 
about 5 o'clock, by Josiab Reddick, and an alleged defect- 
ive pipe in the cellar is said to have caused the trouble. 
The escaping gas worked its way up through the different 
suites of the building, the victims being more or less over- 
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the inmates; when the neighbors and police arrived, he was 
so exhausted that he was obliged to go to the hospital with 
the others. 

On the morning of December 19, August Hederstedt was 
seriously burned by a gas explosion at Prospect Hall, Pros- 
pect Street, Cambridgeport, while looking for a leak with 
a lighted match. 

On the morning of December 2i, from a break in a gas 
main about fifteen feet from the house 24 Bartlett Street, 
Worcester, the gas filtered through the ground into the 
cellar, penetrating every part of the house, in which were 
two women, Mrs. Mary Cronin, and Miss Mary Rafierty. 
Both were overcome by the gas, and for a time were in a 
serious condition. Mrs. Cronin managed to attract the at- 
tention of passers-by, and a physician was called in, who, 
after considerable efibrt, succeeded in restoring them to a 
normal condition. 

Fatal Accidents prom E^EOTBicnr. 

Shortly after 4 p.m. on January 12, Evan A. Lynde, an 
employee of the Boston Electric Light Company, was sent 
to the Boylstou Street bridge, Boston, to find out the cause 
of a lamp there located not properly bumiug the previous 
night. While standing on top of an iron truss of the bridge, 
making an examination of the lamp, his hand came in con- 
tact with a live portion of the circuit. He received a shock, 
causing him to fall ta the sidewalk, and resulting in bis 
death in a few moments. 

At about 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning, January 23, 
Robert S. Hammerton, who was engaged as a light trimmer 
by the Fall River Electric Light Company, was found dead 
on the sidewalk by a night watchman of the U. S. post-office 
in front of that building, and near to an electric light pole. 
From marks on his wrist it was evident that he had received 
an electric shock from the wire on the pole while he was 
trimming the light. 

On March 9, Edward H. McCraven of Winchester, coming 
down Loring Avenue of that town, in company with a 
neighbor, William A. Swan, when near the comer of Wen- 



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dall Street, saw a wire hsngiog across his path, Mr. Mc- 
Craven took hold of it to push it aside, and fell backward, 
oalliDg for help. His companion was powerless to aid him 
before the shock had taken effect. His right hand was badly 
burned. The street was very wet and muddy ; it had been 
raining all day, and the conditions were favorable to the fatal 
result. The line belonged to the Woburn Light, Heat and 
Power Company. 

On April 18, John E. Creighan, an employee of the New 
England Telephone Company, was at work toward the top 
of a pole on Winter Street, near the foot of Primrose Street, 
Haverhill, to which were attached some of the Haverhill 
Electric Company's wires and several wires belonging to the 
city of Haverhill. While so engaged he probably received 
an electric shock from contact with an imperfectly insulated 
wire of the electric light company, and tell to the street 
below, striking upon his head and fracturing his skull. He 
did not apparently regain consciousness, and died the same 
day. The above is taken from the findiogof Judge Abbott, 
who held an inquest upon the death 

About 9.50 A.M., on April 19, E. B. Seaverns, an em- 
ployee of the Boston Electric Light Company, while super- 
intending the installing of transformers on the switchboard 
at the L Street station, received a fatal shock from contact 
with a live wire carrying upwards of 2,000 volts. 

About 7.30 P.M., on May 16, Joseph E. LeClair, a lamp 
trimmer in the employ of the Worcester Electric Light Com- 
pany, while engaged in trimming an arc lamp at the comer 
of Westminster and Forbes streets, in some way received a 
shock, fell to the ground and was instantly killed. 

On the afternoon of May 28, Michael J. Burke, residing 
in Maiden, employed by the Suburban Gas and Electric 
Company of Revere, while examining the fuse to a trans- 
former located on a pole about thirty feet from the ground 
at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street, Revere, re- 
ceived a shock which caused him to loosen his hold on the 
pole. He fell to the ground, and received injuries which 
resulted in his death on the following day. 

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Latolf, of 205 High Street, Springfield, was inataatly killed 
by placing bis band on an electric light pole at the corner of 
Woodward Avenue and High Street, which had been set on 
fire by a defective insulation or broken wire. He had been 
cautioned by one of his neighbors to keep away from it, but 
paid no attention to the warning. 

Late Sunday evening, July 21, Bertram -O. Davis of 
Gloucester, a conductor on the Gloucester division of the 
Lynn & Boston Street Bailway, was instantly killed by com- 
ing in contact with a broken wire belonging to the Gloucester 
Electric Company in front of Ransom & Co.'s store, in East 
Gloucester. He took hold of one end of it with the inten- 
tion of coiling it up, and received a heavy current through 
his body. Physicians were quickly summoned, but could 
not restore blm to life. 

On the evening of August 3, Thomas A. Welsh, an em- 
ployee of the Brookline Gas Light Company, met with a 
fatal accident on Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brookline. He dis- 
covered an electric light was out, climbed the pole for the 
purpose of adjusting the same, and came in contact with the 
live wire. He was thrown from the pole by the shock and 
fell to the ground, striking on bis bead. 

On the morning of October 19, William Getro, a lineman 
for the Boston Electric Light Company, while adjusting car- 
bons at the top of the pole, corner of Albany and Dover 
streets, Bostou, received a shock of such force as to break 
bis safety belt near the hooks which gripped the pole's cross- 
arm, fell to the sidewalk, striking on his head, and was 
instantly killed. Evidently be turned on the current acci- 
dentally while adjusting the carbons. 

At 3.30 on the afternoon of November 12, David S. Main, 
a lineman in the employ of the telephone company, was 
killed on Fourth Avenue, Lowell, by coming in contact with 
the wires of the Lowell Electric Light Corporation. He was 
at work on a telephone wire that ran close to an electric 
light wire. People who discovered his condition were afraid 
to go to his assistance, on account of the wires being heavily 
charged ; and the body could not be removed until word was 
sent to the office of the electric light company and the cur- 
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Frederic Slade, twenty-nine years of age, reeidiDg in 
Kumford, R. I., was inataDtly killed at an early hour on the 
morning of November 26, at tbe plant of the Attleborough 
Steam and Electric Company. He was employed by the K. I. 
Supply and Engineering Company of Providence, and was 
making exhaust piping connections at tbe power station of 
tbe Attleborongh plant. While adjusting a valve with hia 
right band, be reached with bis left to tbe generator for a 
ratchet, thereby forming a short circuit for a powerful cur- 
rent. 

Other Accidents from Electeicity. 

On the morning of January 14, Edward O. Kelley, living 
at 53 Norfolk Street, Boston, was badly burned by an 
electric shock at the Edison plant, 316 Atlantic Avenue, 
Boston, Kelley was cleaning a switchbox, when be acci- 
dentally moved the rod to the circuit notch. He was im- 
mediately rendered unconscious. The burns were confined 
to bis bands and face, &s be fell across another charged wire. 

On April 16, at Fittefield, Joseph A. Crosley, janitor at 
tbe PittsSeld Electric Company's station, received a severe 
shock from a 1,000 volt circuit that prostrated him for some 
time and burned one hand severely. He was scrubbing be- 
hind the switchboard with some waste that was wet from 
contact with a wet Qoor, and in some way came in contact 
with one of the wires on the board. 

On the morning of July 2, at Lawrence, Frank Pefroeher, 
while engaged in painting the bridge connecting North and 
South Lawrence, and owned by tbe Boston & Lowell Rail- 
road, not noticing the wire of tbe Lawrence Gas Company 
that furnishes the current for the arc lights lighting the same, 
managed to come id contact with said wire, and was some- 
what burned about tbe bands and breast. 

About 3.30 on the afternoon of July 33, John Healy, an 
employee of tbe Boston Electric Light Company, while en- 
gaged in painting a pole at B Street, corner of Chestnut 
Place, Boston, lost his footing, grasped a live wire of 500 
volts with his right hand and a 2,000 volt circuit wire with 
his left hand. He was removed from the pole by his asso- 
ciates. Injuries consisted of bad burns on his hands ; the 
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Od the afternoon of August 31, William G. Green of 24 
Plessant Street, Boston, desiring to see a baseball game, 
climbed an electric light pole outside of the fence, placed 
one hand on a live wire, receiving such a shock that he felt 
to the street, a distance of about fifteen feet. He was sent 
to the Emergency Hospital. No bones were found to be 
broken, but several severe contasions on one side and one 
hip. 

About 4.30 P.M., August 29, John C. Crawford, twelve 
years of age, climbed a pole of the Suburban Light and 
Power Company in the yard at the rear of 33 Winslow 
Street, Boston, The boy stated that in reaching the top 
arm of the pole he grasped the pole with his right hand and 
with his left hand grasped one of the wires next to the pole. 
He received several slight burns on the hand, shoulder and 
hips, the latter while being removed A'om the pole by Capt< 
McManus of Hook and Ladder Company No. 4. 

While attaching wires to poles on Pleasant Street, Cam- 
bridge, on tlie afternoon of September 7, Walter S. Smith, a 
lineman, was quite seriously burned about the hand and legs 
by coming in contact with a live wire. 

About 8 o'clock on the morning of September 26, Joseph 
Wood, a lineman, employed by the Worcester Electric 
Light Company, at Worcester, while engaged in repairing 
wires on Humboldt Avenue, near Salisbury Park, came in 
contact with a live wire. His cries were heard at the power 
station, and the power shut off. His right hand was badly 
burned half way through. 

On October 9, J. Leary of 26 Albion Street, an employee 
of the Electric Light Company, Boston, came near losing 
his life while at work in the man-hole of an electric light 
conduit. He absent-mindedly took hold of two live wires at 
the same time, completing 'the circuit, by which he was 
knocked down ; but his hand still clinched the wires, which 
bm-ned through the flesh to the bone, and he would probably 
have been killed on the spot if a fellow workman had not 
knocked the wires out of his hand. 



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Gas CouPAMEis. 
The following table shows the corporate names and capital 
of the gas companies in active operation on the thirtieth day 
of June last, also the localities supplied, with the popula- 
tion of each according to the census of 1901. Unless other- 
wise noted the par value of each share is $100 : — 



T^' c. 



Adams QsB Llgbl Co-, 
AmeBtmr; & Sallibai7 Gm Co., 

Amherst Gas Co 

ArliaglOD Gm Light Ck)., . 



Atbol Gas and Eleclric Co., 
Aitleboro Gaa Light Company Cor- 
poration. 



Bay Siaie Gas Co., . 
Beverly Gas & Electric Co., 
Boston Gas Light Co., 
Biocbton Qbb Light Co., . 
Brookline Ua« Light Co., . 



Cambridge Oaa Light Co., 
CbarleetowD Oas & Electric Co , 



Chelsea Oas Light Co.,. . 

Cblcopee Gas Light Co 

Citizens' Qas Light Co., . 

Clinton Gas Light Co 

CottageCitfGaa&ElectricLightCo., 

Danvers Gas Light Co 

Dedbam & Hyde Park Gas & Elec- 
tric Light Co 

Doicbesler Gas Light Co., 



Fall River Oas Works Co., 
Fitcbbarg Gas & Electric Light Co., 
Framiagham Gai, Fuel & Power Co., 

Gardner Gas, Fnel & Light Co., 
Oioucesier Gas Ught Co., 
Greenfield Gas Light Co., 



Adams, . 
Acnesbuiy, 

Amherst, 
Arlington, 
Belmont, 
Winchester, 
Athol, . 



Boston (in part),* . 

Boston (city proper), 
Brockton, 
Brookiine. . 
Boston (Brighton, Rox- 
bnry, Sor"- ■>■-•— 



Dorcl 



Boston 
■ dis- 



tricts), 

Cambridge, . 
Somerville (in part), 
Charlestown, . 
Somerville (in part), 
Med ford (inpMt), 
Everett (in part), . 
Chelsea, 

Everett (In part), . 
Chiropee, 
QnlQ<T, . 
Clinton. . 
Cottage City, 

Dan vers, 

Dedham, 
Hyde Park, . 
Boston (Dorchester dis- 
trict), . 



Fall River, . 
Fllchbarg, . 
South Framiagham, 



•31,366 
40,652 
■27,377 

34,072 

19,167 
23,B»» 



104,863 
31,IS31 

•9,B00 



40,000 

46,400 

2,000,000 

142,000 

)2,fi00,000 

178,600 

2,000,000 



700,000 
'600~000 



62,HKI 
33,000 
'73,000 
29,000 

'20,000 

* 80,000 



450,000 

|1M,000 

76,000 

26,200 

'80,000 

• eo,ooo 



ogle 



GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



[Jan. 



C0BP0B4TB NAME. 



'r.'- 



BaTMbUI Ob9 Light Co., . 
Ipswicb Gat Light Co., . 
Jamsica Plain Gas Light Co., . 
Lairrance O&i Co 



LeomlTutcT Oaa Liitht Co., 
LexlHRton Gas & Electric Co., . 
Lowell Gas Light Co., 



L;na Gas & Electric Co., . 



Maiden & Helroae Oaa Light Co., 



Marblehead Oas & Electric Light Co., 
Mariborongh Oaa Ligbl Co., . 
MaBBBcbneetiB Pipe Une Oaa Co., . 
Ullford Oaa Light Co., . 



North Adame Qag Light Co., . 
NorlhamploD Gas Light Co., . 
North Attleborongh Gac Light Co., 

Norwood Gaa Light Co., . 

Feople'eOaB&B)ectiicCo.ot Stoaehu 



RoxboTf Oas Ugbt Co., . 

Salem Gaa Light Co., 

South BoBtoD Oaa Light Co., . 
Sonth bridge Gae fc Electric Co., 
Spencer Gaa Co., 
SprlagBeld Gas Light Co., 

Slonghton Qas & Electric Co., 

Taimtoii Gai Light Co., . 



WUIlamatowD Qas Co., 



Haveihill, . 



BoBioa (WaTdB 22 & 23), 

Lawrence, 

Metbuec, 
North Andover, 
Andover, 
Leomlnater, . 
LexIngtOD, . 

Dracnt, . 

Tewksbury, . 
Cbelmstord, . 



SauguB, ■ 

Halden, . 

Mel rose. 

Medford (in pari), 
Erereit (inpart), 
Marblehead, . 
MarlboroDgb, 



NantDcket, . 
Natick. . 
New Bedford, 
Newbury port, 
Newton, . 
Walertown, . 
Wellealey, 
Weslon, . 
North Adams, 
Nortbampton, 
Nortb Attleborongh, 
Wientham, 
Norwood, 

Stoneham, 



Peabody, 
BoBlon (Sonth B< 
Sontbbridge, . 
Spencer, 
Springfield, . 
West Springfield, 
Stopgbtnu, . 

Taunton, 

Waltbam, 
Webaier, 
Dudley, . 
Wllliamstown, 
Wobum, 
Worcester, . 



68,494 
62,560 



94,969 
3,253 

31984 



11,61._ 
67,809 
10,025 
7,627 
63,059 
7,105 
5,442 

31,031 



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The loIlowiDg are the names of the owners of gas works 
not owned by gas companies and the localities supplied : — 

Holyoke Water Power Company, .... Hotyoke. 
Otis Company, Ware. 

The company at Gloucester maiatains a wharf and supplies 
water, and that at Springfield furnishes steam for heating. 
In addition to these, the companies in Amherst, Athol, 
Beverly, Brookline, Charleatown, Chelsea, Clinton, Cottage 
City, Easthampton, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lexing- 
ton, Lynn, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, North 
Adams, Southbridge, Spencer, Stoaghton, Waltham and 
Webster supplied electric light. 

The following table shows the whole number of stock- 
holders, the number resident in Massachusetts, and the value 
of the stock held within the Commonwealth : — 



„».„. 


of 
StfKkbDlittn. 


NoMbwof 
S(ocU»]den 
ruldenl In 


Virti».lP.rof 
BtMk held tn 


Adame, 

AniBibiir7,. 

Ambent, 

Iffie'"'' :;:::; 

Attleboro 


S 
7 

18 

22 


8 
7 
43 
13 

6 
19 


»17,300 00 
00,000 00 
39,800 00 
61,300 DO 
24,900 00 
14,000 00 


Ba}' Slate, 

ES- ;;:::: 

Brooklon 

BtookUne 


G 
11 
6 

16 


41 

1 
37 
13 


143,000 00 

600 00 

177,600 00 

2,000 00 


Cambridge, 

Cbarlestown 

Cbelwa 

Cbtcopee, 

CttlMn.' CQalncy) 

Clinton 

Cottage Cltj 


*96 
268 
IDl 
Ifi 
7 
6 
3 


439 

248 

93 

2 

7 

6 

3 


619.200 00 
lSa,860 00 
282,500 00 
S,D0O0O 
33,000 00 
73,000 00 
26,000 00 


Dedhain'. '.'.'.'.'.'. 
DOTChBMer, 


17 

22 
11 


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11,960 00 
3,260 00 
1,100 00 


EaBtBoalon 


isn 
11 


133 
30 


197,726 00 
22,100 00 


FaURirer 

Fitchbnrff 


34 
48 
17 


26 
42 

IS 


79,600 00 
130,250 00 
72,000 OO 


Olonceater, 

CSrwDfiald 


12 

82 
3S 


11 
SO 
27 


22,200 00 
76,350 00 
39,500 00 



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Haverhill. 


7 


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974,900 00 


Ipewlcb 


12 


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16,000 00 


Jamaio Plain 


88 


SI 


208,200 00 


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308 
67 
7 
M2 
1S9 


27S 

OS 

148 


708,000 00 
49,700 00 
36,000 00 
6^1.600 00 
482,800 00 


HaldsD 

Marblehead 

Mariborongb, 

HaiaachnsettB Pipe Llite, . 
Hlltord 


1811 
30 

10 

60 


121 
27 
10 
7 
62 


319,100 00 
16,260 00 
60,000 00 

9B9.B00 00 
70,400 00 


Natlck 

New Bedford 

Newbury port, 

NewtOD, 

North Adama 

Nortbamplon 

Nortb Atlleborongh 


M 

21 
300 
lOt 

176 
30 
62 
37 
4 


41 
21 

346 
88 

162 
31 
38 
32 
3 


34,700 00 
20,000 00 
687.000 00 
118,700 00 
234,300 00 
48,400 00 
46,000 00 
61,300 00 
S,333 33 


People'e (StonehMD) 

Plitsfield 

Plj-mootb 


10 
M 
37 


8 
42 
29 


9,000 00 
62,900 00 
20,900 00 


Roibui7, 


i 


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- 


S«leiii 

SoDtb BoslOD 

Spencer, 

Springfield, 

SlOQghtOD 


19S 
7 
71 
14 
87 
8 


178 

6B 
14 
08 
8 


287.600 00 

ilooooo 

47,760 00 

86,000 00 
206,100 00 
24,000 00 


Tannton, 


103 


142 


160,050 00 


Wallbam 

■Webatar 

WilriamBlowu, 

Wobara 

Worcealec, 


122 
22 
6 
40 

206 


110 
20 
5 
40 

184 


- 161,600 00 
30,000 00 
20,000 00 
46,100 00 
047,800 00 



The following statistics exhibit a summary of the fioaDcial 
operations of all the companiea in the State, compiled from 
the items relating to the manufacture and sale of gas in the 
returns of the last two years made to the Board : — 



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For gii sold b; meter, . 

For gaa supplied to public lunipe, 

From sales of coke, 



sales of ammoaiacal liqaor, 

rent of meterB, 

rent of gaa stores and englncB, . 
public lamps other tbao gas lampe, • 



Total 

1. CoaU, . ' 

2. Earlcbere 

3. Puiifjing omteTiBte, 

4. Water, 

5. AVagea at works 

6. Repairs and maintenance of iTorbe, 

7. Apparatus and machinery 

8. Wages of meter lakers, clerical labor In dis- 

trlbctioa, and salary or commissions of 

collectors 

B. Repairs, renewals and maintenance of mains 
and service pipes 

10. DistribnlioD tools and appliances, 

11. Repairs and renewals of meters, . 

12. Oas stove fixing, repairs, etc , 

13. Ligb ting and repalriog (gas lamps only), 

14. LightlnK and repairing, and maleriats used 

for other lamps 

19. Directors' allowances 

16. Salaries of officers, 

17. Oeneral salaries 

18. Rent of offices, 

19. General office expenses, 

20. Taxes 

21. Insurance, 

22. Law expenses, 

23. Claim 

24. Bad debts 

26. Incidental expenses 

26. Oas bought 

Total 

LcBTlng an apparent profit on their gas bnsl' 

They have also received for interest, etc., . 



Making a total of . 

From these receipts wer 

and loans, . 
Dividends, . 
Other items, . 



Leaving a sntplns (or the year of . 
Leaving a dendt tor the year of . 



«6,3ft7,368 00 
176,762 26 
242,896 32 



2,092 13 
S14 12 
1,120 00 
4,466 09 



12,828 7S 
'9,073 16 
12,989 72 
•9,855 00 



$966,991 98 
663,164 83 
67,440 91 
21,149 18 



191,031 12 
26,567 83 
8S.6M 69 
30,806 32 
12,624 27 

1,234 26 
11,464 45 
130,093 24 



(2,168,262 49 
11,766 03 
206,314 76 



9329,626 96 
1,486,989 OO 
442,888 82 



(1,038,946 67 
671,318 91 
72.129 19 
20,908 36 
620,345 86 
250,290 66 
27,745 18 



18,226 08 

19,286 32 
10,341 03 



8,636 98 
6,687 00 
,5,984 89 
(0,341 47 



tZ,l 13,062 00 
20,216 48 
264,103 90 



(383,688 32 
1,581,972 33 
842,173 04 



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Three * of the companies appear not to have earned ex- 
peoses, and nineteen^ ^others have not earned sufficient to 
warrant the declaration of any dividend. 

The receipts from gae sold by meter show an increase ot 
$527,661.77. The receipts from sales for public lamps have 
decreased by $2,923.51. 

Id Appendix A will be found, under date of June 30, 
1901, the separate balance sheets, profit and loss and manu* 
facturing accounts of the gas companies, as taken from the 
annual returns, with corrections made by the Board after 
their examination and correspondence with the officers of 
the several companies. 

Aggregates from these balance sheets and those in the 
returns of 1900 show the following facts : — 





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Real eitsle, macUneir, itiMt uitint uid meters, 

Cash on hand . 

Dae for gM, 

OtbcracEounUdne 

MaterlaU, etc., 

Notoi receiviblo 

Electtlc aiMla 


»28,763,B22 56 
766,064 34 

1,010,220 63 
466,437 BO 

1,246,543 36 
144,867 OS 
458,923 64 

3,178,310 86 


929,617,605 66 
696.013 18 

1,106,703 aa- 

509,462 24 
1,301,171 91 
318,969 60 
426,122 33 
3,407,364 93 


Lubilitieb; — 


136,010,880 23 


137,382,323 46 








Notes payable 


4,832,190 22 


5,466.382 01 


Unpaid dividends 


20,923 60 
m,012 11 
58,321 33 
81.776 81 
176,341 18 


49,232 87 
145,813 02 

64,758 97 
76,380 98 
339,932 61 


Intercat due and DDpald, 

Interest accrued but not dne, . . . . 
Other items 




«2S,910,O82 10 
i;010;962 76 


$28,030,832 97 
9671066 83 




$27,621,034 B6 


'$28,997,888 BO 










$36,010,880 23 


$37,382,323 46 



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S< ebon an aggregate deficit of . . . . 


$8,932,863 01 
443,007 M 


(8,823,903 60 
439,639 W 


Leaving total net snrplni, ai shown aboye, 
Which, added to reaerreB carried as liabilities, . 


»MB9,846 37 
1,010,862 76 


|8,3M.42* 66 
967,066 83 


Wonld show an actual sorpluB of 


99,600,798 13 


«9,301,490 49 
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The following table shi 
erty of each company, 



> Nlua In I«00. 



ows the total valuation of the pirop- 

i assessed by the local assessors ; — 





Vaioe. 




Vilue. 




(18,000 

2o:boo 

16,160 

42,604 

50200 

76,140 

1,061,100 

146,160 

6,395,700 

164,000 

3,073.100 

1,188,600 

812.100 

348,800 

68,000 

31,800 

73,700 

13,400 

*:6oo 

64,000 
616,100 

280,600 

32;oeo 

610,100 
200,278 
37,000 
14,800 
92,900 
29,000 
320,776 

19;93B 
328,700 
642.200 
26.000 
20,000 




»I,020,4» 
641,900 
369,160 
11,000 
S2.635 
668,000 
69,400 
6,000 


Attleboro, . 
Bay State, . 
Beverly, . 


). 




Lynn, . . 
Maiden, . . 
Marblebead, . 

MaeBachnsettB Pipe 
MIKord, . . 


Line; 


Brockt^, . 
Broohiine, . 

Cambildge,. 
CharleBtowD, 
CbelBea, . 

CW^S^CQninc 
CiiDLon, . 
Cottage City, 

D^ha"; : 

DorcbflBter, 


New Bedfbrd, . 
New bnry port, . 
Newton, . 
Noith Adams, . 
NorthampcoD, . 
North AltleboroQgh, 
Norwood. . . 
Otis Co. (Ware), 
People's (Stoneham) 
PittJfleld: . . ' 
Plymontb, 
Roxbnry, . 




1 864.760 
132,200 
497,750 

%s 

68,100 
19,400 
14.500 
23,685 

105,100 
24,460 

864,200 


BaBllianiptoD, 
Fall River, . 
Fitch bnrg, , 
Framingham, 
Qardner, . 

Qtaenfleld, . 
Haverhiii, . 
Hoiyoke. . 
Ipswich, . 
Jamaica Plain, 
Lawrence, . 
Leominaler. 
Lexington, . 


South Boston, . 
Sonthbrldge, . 

Spencer, . 

SpiiDgfiBld, 

Taunton, '. 
Waltham, . . 
Webster, . 

Wobnrn, . 
Worcester, 




484,600 
39,200 
22,000 

667,000 
91600 

142,000 

268,900 
40,360 
7,081 
51,000 

821,800 






(24,763,660 



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[Jan. 

locladod in the above are certain companiea which have 
electric light plants, and the following shows the assessed 
value of such wherever separately returned : — 



Amheisi, 
BcTerly, . 

Cbelum . 

Clinton, . 

EaBtbnmptor 

Fltcbborg, 

Holyobe, . 

Lawrence, 

Lexington, 



The value assessed by the local assessors of the gas plants 
is then, in round numbers, $22,000,000, as there are electric 
plants at Athol, Brookline, Charlestown, Cottage City, New 
Bedford, Spencer and Stoughton which are not given in tbe 
abuve table. 

The following table shows the amount paid by each com- 
pany for taxes, aft«r deducting the amounts belonging to the 
electrical departments : — 



Lynn 


1245,000 


Nawtmryport, 


8S,000 


NBWlon, 


66.700 


Nortb Adant, 


41,000 


Soutbbrldge, . 


26,000 


Waltham, . 


130,400 


Webster, . . 


21,600 


Total, . 


il.3S8.246 



c„„„. 


Tuupild. 


per 

Hid. 




•642 14 
739 64 
196 89 
828 61 
146 68 

1,422 26 

38,771 49 

738 4S 

S3.3SS 78 

3,400 74 

87,655 86 

24,227 60 
11,082 48 
4,179 21 
1,367 28 
624 6S 
B20 16 

124 es 

199 09 
1,030 62 
10,916 61 

6,399 31 
341 93 


90 1219 




















Bay Slate 

Beverly 


0480 
0498 










ObariestowD, 

Cbelsea 


078S 
0817 
1196 


Citoeni' (Qpincy), 

CotUge'citj,' '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 


0720 

0478 






East Boiton 

Baatbampton 


0381 

1060 
0671 



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FftUEiTW 

ntchbnrp 

Framlng&ain, 


|10,13« BO 

720*2 


•0 0530 
0981 
0871 


Qardner, 


499 10 
2,828 47 
HI 09 


1719 


Greenfleld 


1333 


HavwhUI 

Holyote, 


S,6ri9 84 
4,784 83 


0677 
0623 


IpB"lch 


251 61 


0766 


lamaica Plain 


6,800 24 


0688 




8,268 02 

70fi 31 

177 77 

23.478 66 

7,267 78 


0564 


LeomlnsMr 


2651 


Lynn 


0661 
036S 




5,747 66 
182 80 
1.004 89 
19.493 94 
1,9«76 


0636 
0739 
1009 
0086 
1491 


N t k t 


134 16 

474 60 
7,164 36 
1,613 17 
6,610 12 

889 47 
1,226 6S 
1,807 82 

373 70 


0648 




0783 


Nowbaryport, 

Newton 

Norlb Adftoi 

Nonb Attleborong'b 

Norwood 


0786 
0970 
0601 
0IS8 
0900 
1067 
0906 


Oda Co. (Ware), 


274 74 


0722 


Hltaaeld, . 

Plymonth 


437 37 

2,037 16 
431 88 


1165 
0941 

0S44 


Roxbnty 


13,024 9S 


0640 




6.810 40 
7,987 67 
322 34 
296 SS 
10,213 09 
217 78 

2,421 96 


1106 


SoDtb Boaton 

SoDthbridge 


0664 
1274 
0568 


!&&• :;;::::: 


0606 
2786 


Taanion 


0474 


Waltham 


1,717 19 
200 98 
360 39 

1,136 20 
16,803 IS 


0499 


WilHamitowD 

Wobarn, 


1S64 
1053 
0602 








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[Jan. 



The total Bum paid by the companies for taxes, including 
State aupervisioD, after apportioning to electric account that 
part of the gas companies' taxes belonging to their electrical 
departments, was $410,524.04, an average of 5.0 cents per 
thousand feet of gas sold ; being an increase over the amount 
paid the previous year of $48,212.76 in the total, and a 
decrease of three-tenths of a cent for every thonaand feet 
sold. 

Dividends. 

The dividends declared by the several companies during 
the year are shown in the toUowing table : — 



OOMPAHT. 


"sr 


ofDhridendt. 


=.T 




20 


13,460 00 
2,000'CMI 

0,668 00 


90 6667 




Amhent, 

ST": 







Altletoro 


12 


2778 


BWS1««. 

SS: ■.■.■.:■.■.■. : 


IS* 

12 


210,000 00 
14,200 00 
300,000 00 

233,333*33 


2637 
2647 


Brookline, 


"1 




Cambridge, 

Charlestown, 


10 
7 
6 

6 


70,000 00 
3O.0UOO0 
1S,000 00 

4,380 00 


2268 


Chioopee, 

Citizens' (Qulncy) 


: 


Cottage City 




Dorchester, 


a 
11 


4.800 00 

B7,lMt 00 


3880 
2078 


BMtBOBtOD, 


9 
6 


19.800 00 
1,800 00 


3850 


FallRiyer 

Fltcbbnrg, 

FramiDgbam, 


8 
9 


38,000 00 
I3,fiO0 00 


1881 






»!S 




Gloncester, 

OreeoOeld 


•9 
6 


2142 
7128 






1,120 00 
26.000 00 






7 
10 




Jamaica Plain 


2635 



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Anonnt »u 

TbonUBd 

■old. 


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6 

4 

12 
10 


tio,2ao 00 
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60,000 00 
60,000 00 

19,050 00 

2,000'00 

7,230 00 

1,400"00 

44.2B0 0O 
8,400 00 

20,000 00 
4,000 00 
6 000 00 
4;767 00 

6,2M00 

1,400 00 

42,000 00 

18,000 00 

24,200 00 
2,2»0O 

32,600 00 

8,800 00 

10,600 00 
2,2S0 00 
l,!0OOO 
3,608 00 

96,000 00 


to 7616 
1690 

2104 


HarlboroaBb, 

MM««chii>etM Rpe Une, . . . . 
Millbril 

NintDcket. 

NaOck. 

Mow Bedford, 

Newbarjpon 


10 
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3J 

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fi&42 

2311 


North AttlobOTongb 

Morwood 

jaa,"""*"": ; : : : : 

Plymouth 


2038 
2789 

28S7 
2737 

1783 


Sonth Boston, 


1982 


8prln(!fleld 


64 


1692 


TaBEton 

Waltham 

WebiMr, 


•9 

6 
B 
6 
8 
M8 


1721 


WiUl.m»to-n 


6007 


Worceeter 


3417 






»1,679,6J2 33 


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Price of Gab. 
The followiDg companies reduced the price of gaa during 
the year ending June 30, lOOl : — 



Bttwiy, 


Fitchbntg, 


Northampton 


BrocktOD, 


OATdner, 


PitMSeld 


ChBlwa, 




Salem 


DaoTen, 


HAldOQ, 


Spencer 


Dedham, 


Mlltord, 


SpringSeld 


Eait Boston, 


New Bedford, 


Waltham 


F»ll Rlwr, 


North Adams, 





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The average price paid by consumers for coal gae to the 
compaDies selling annually uiore than 30,000,000 feet each 
is. $1.05 per thousand feet. If the Boston and Brookliue 
companies be excluded the average is $1.08. The average 
price received by the remainder of the coal gas companies 
from sales by meter is $1.65, the average received by all is 
$1.08 per thousand. The average price for oil gas is 13.97 
per thousand feet. 

The average price paid by consumers of coal gas for sales 
by meter in 1886 was $1.72 ; in 1887, $1.66; in 1888, $1.56; 
in 1889, $1.60; in 1890, $1.46; in 1891, $1.43; in 1892, 
$1.52; in 1893, $1.45 ; in 1894, $1.26; in 1895, $1.21 ; in 
1896, $1.17; in 1897, $1.15; in 1898, $1.14; in 1899, 
$1.12; in 1900, $1.10. 

The following table shows the amount of gas made in the 
year ending June 30, 1901, and in the year ending June 30, 
1900 ; the amount sold by meter and to public lamps in both 
these years ; the amount used at works and offices, with the 
amount of gas unaccounted for during the year ending June 
30, 1901, and the percentage of unaccounted-for gas In both 
years. 



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Table showing Amoimt of Gct» aoU to Other Companies. 


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Soldto- 


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BMton 


448,413,300 


1269.047 SB 












Roxbury, 


243.957,000 


146,374 26 










Brookllne, . . . 






2,806 66 


Jamaica Plain, . 


2,747.2W 


1,648 3S 




Bay Slal«, . 








Boston 








Brookline, . . . 




230.966 10 


HuucbnaelU Pipe Uae, 


Charlestown, . 
Dedbam and Hyde Park 


62,630,600 
13.123.100 


18,769 18 
4,0 IB 67 












ETerett, .... 








Jamaica Plain, . . 


91,323,360 


27,397 01 






714,600 


428 7S 


People's (Stonebam), . 


3,368.200 


4,483 37 



The following table shows the daily capacity of the several 
works, June 30, 1901, and the greatest and least day'i^ out- 
put duriug the year ending with that date, for each of the 
companies ; — 



OOUFANT. 


DallT 
Cp«Ltyo( 
Works. 


Oatpot. 


Dlt*. 


Leul 


Dttt. 






F«t. 




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Adam 


80,000 


30,000 


Dec. 26, 


12,000 


July 8, 




100.000 










Amherst. . 










Jnly 6. 


iS"-: : : 


100.000 


64,330 


Jan. 8, 


11,780 


July 30. 


70,000 


26,780 


Jan. 3, 


1,000 


Oct 21. 


Attleboro, . . 


133,000 


92.000 


Noy. 15, 


16,000 


July 29. 


Baj Slate, . . . 


4,000.000 


4,608,000 


Dec. 31, 


669,000 


Aug. 28. 




100,000 


80,000 


Dec. 4, 


18.200 


July 4. 




6,000,000 


4,818,000 


Not. 27, 


1,024,000 




Brockton, . 






Dec. 37, 




Jply 4. 








Jan. 19, 






Cambridge, . . 




1,466,000 


Jan. 19, 


318.000 


July 16. 


Obarle«lown, 
























Qilcopee, . . . 
CItlienB' (Onlncy), . 


120.000 




Jaa. 11, 


20,600 


Aug. 6. 


70,000 


44,300 


Dec 7, 


14,400 






90,000 


68,200 


Dec. 21, 


16,800 




Cottage City, . 


60,000 


36,000 


Aug. 16, 


















Dedhani, . 


7B,000 


65.800 


Fob. 4, 


16.600 


May 23. 


Dorcbester, . 


300,000 


1,168,000 


Dec 24, 


462,000 






400.000 


ZS5,24B 




87.332 




Eaitbamplon, . 




60,660 




6.036 


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Fall River, . 
PKchlmrK, . 

FramlnghBiD, 



Jftmaica Flain, 

Lawrence, . 
Leominster, 

Halden, . 
Harbteb«ad, 
Harlboroagli, 
MaiB. Pipe Line,. 



Nantncket, . 

Natick, 
New Bedford, 
Hewhnrypon, 

I4ewtoti, 
North Adams, 
Norihampton, 
North Atlleborongb, 
Norwood, . 



People's (Stonehain), 

Plusaetd, 

Plymouth. 

Roxbar;. 

South Boston, 
South bridge, 
Spencer, 
SpiiOfifleld, . 
Slonghlon, . 

Taunton, 

Waltbam, 

Webster. . 
Villiamstowa, 
Wobnrn, 
Worcester, , 



1,000,000 
160,000 
300,000 



25,000 

20,000 

3,000,000 

1,400,000 

700,000 
26,000 
160,000 



35,000 
600,000 
200,000 
600,000 
250,000 
176,000 



1S,000 
240,000 
90,000 



429,(100 

80,000 

126.000 

1,500.000 



16,476 

5,200 

2,014,000 



16,430 

68,000 

7,382.800 



546.000 
266,000 
138,093 
87,800 



Dec. 28, 
Dec. 21, 
Sept. 29, 



Dec. 21, 
Dec. 24, 



Dec. 26, 
Dec 22, 
Not. 19, 
Dec. 31, 



Aug- 22, 
Koy. 28, 
Dec. 34, 
Dec. 24, 
Dec. 25, 



235,400 
46,800 
13,100 



Aprfl28. 
June 2. 
April 7. 



Aug. 26. 

Jane 24 ! 

J Due 30. 

July 16. 

Joly 1 
Ha; 14. 

A as. 26. 

July 18. 
July 23. 



4,150 
S,000 
127.700 
21,600 
126,000 
70,000 
28,436 
14,100 



July 7. 
July 8. 
July 17. 



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The followiDg tables show the total quantity of gas sold 
during the year ending June 30, 1901 ; the percentage of 
increase in salea over the previous year ; the capital (includ- 
ing bonds) per thousand feet sold, omitting those companies 
which have electric light plants ; the average price received 
for all gas sold during the year ending June 30, 1901, and 
the average price the year previous : — 





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Attleboro 


fi,26S,48S 
8.628,31m 
9.6*6.900 
4.736,800 
20,012,900 


4.07" 
L.49' 
4.83 
2.68- 
4.16 


$3.28 

10.11 
9.33 

2T8I 


«2.00 

1.48 
1.84 
1.97 
1.62 


1Z 
1:1? 

1.62 


B.y State, . . . 
Beterly, .... 

BOBtOD 

BrocktoD 

Brookline, . . . 


■ 827,904,000 
14,831.800 

1,133,197,910 
46,3^9,279 
742,828,770 


I7.62' 
4.82 
3.63 

13.89 
6.26 


2.72 

2^76 
9.34 


•.968 
1.64 

.992 

1983 


'.988 
l.Bl 

.992 
1.44 

.981 


ChelMA 

CblcopM 

Citizens' (Oaincy), . . 

Clinton 

Cottage City, . 


308.680,893 
135,669,396 
38,676,-1.'U) 
16,461,700 
8,673,400 
10,891,600 
3.371,630 


".a 

9.92 
13.52 

9.66 

.99 

10.64 


2.49 

9.18 
8.24 


1.01 
1.11 
1.36 
1.39 
1.87 
1.71 
1.36 


.998 
l.Il 
1.60 
1.37 
l.RS 


Danverg 

DedbaiD 


2,226.200 
12,371,000 
276,695,860 


2.48 
13.72 
19.42 


8.98 
13.94 
3.10 


2.26 
1.63 
.999 


2.08 
1.78 
.999 


EostBoBton, . . . 

EatlhaiDpton, . 


Bl.429,211 
6,987,400 


1.61 
17.22 


4.28 


1.36 
1.91 


1.40 
1.89 


Fall River, . . 

FitcbbQfB, . . . 
Framingbam, . 


191,364,738 
27,302,600 
8,268,800 


13.06 
11.42 

4.38 


2.86 
22.31 


1.13 
l!62 


i.ts 

1.66 
1.54 


Gardner 

Greeafleld, . . . 


2.905.100 
33,616.680 
4,209,000 


39.23 
12.47 

.04* 


19.69 
3.14 
11.88 


2.99 
1.21 
2.16 


4.53 
1.21 
2.18 


HftTerblll, . . 
Holyoke 


116,467,100 
76.846,324 


.38 
6.96 


.69 


1.02 
1.34 


1.02 
1.34 


Ipswich 


3.310.690 


4.64 


9.67 


2.01 


2.02 


Jamaica Plain, . 


9B.627,699 


12.61 


2.68 


.998 


1.12 


Lawrence, 


146,549,600 


6.95 


- 


1.01 


1.14 



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Coal^aa Companies — Coocluded 






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SM,m.BOO 


2.79 


»1.82 


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7.80 




1.00 


1.00 


Halden 


90,634,aM 


10.83 


4.44 


1.21 


1.32 


Matblehead. . . . 


2,473,400 


6.47 


13.42 


2.D4 


2.23 


IfarlboroDgb, . . . 


9.962.800 


10.62 


7.93 


1.70 


1.70 


HaeB. Pipe Llne.i . . 


1,799.178,000 


1.89 


1.16 


.284 


.30 


MIKord 


13.047.000 


8.47 


6.M 


1.69 


1.79 


Nanlncket, . . 


2,070,630 


4.90 


17.39 


.03 


2.03 


Nfttick 


8,0-68.900 


B.83 


6.78 


.76 


1.76 


New Bedrord, . . . 


Bl.169.586 


9.73 




.24 


1.29 


Newburypofl, . . . 


18,638,800 


H.5B 






1.57 


NewloD 


I09,9S0,100 


8.24 






1.37 


North Adam 


44,863,800 


4.70 




!07 


1.06 




24,633,600 


2.70 


3.08 


.41 


1.49 




17,091.086 


1.06*- 


3.98 


.60 


I.Ofi 


Norwood,. . . 


7,330,937 


8.07 


3.98 


.82 


l.SS 


Otis Co. (Ware), . . 


3,802,824 


1.6* 


- 


2.00 


2.00 


People's (Sloneham). . 


3.782JiOO 


0.21 


1Q.99 


2.29 


2.30 


Pitisfield. .... 


21.646,460 


13.73 


2.S9 


i.es 


1.63 


Plymouth, 


6.US,000 


.86 


8.60 


1.90 


1.90 


Koxbnr; 


241,102,360 


3.61 


2.49 


.998 


.999 


Salem 


61,646.700 


8.34 


4.87 


1.28 


1.31 


Soatb Boaton, . 


122,119.700 


2.77 


3.60 


.9M 


.991 




2.531.100 


2.40* 




2.19 


2.22 


Bpencer. . ' . . . 


8,324,000 


3.97 




1.70 


1.67 


SpringHeld, . . . 


168,416,460 


10.60 


2T97 


1.12 


1.26 


TftuDton 


51,139.600 


4.12" 


4.69 


1.27 


1.26 


Wallbam, . . . 


34,431,700 


2.73 




1.41 


1.41 


Webiter 


3,729,000 


27.21 




1.74 


1.76 


Woburn, .... 


10,781,830 


1.16" 


4.18 


l.fil 


l.Ol 


Worcester, 


279,313,600 


6.67 


2.16 


1.00 


1.06 




'8,188,836,2:18 




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Id to fltber compAQieft ud tiwoJCI 



Amherst 


483,196 


17.81* 


_ 


»6.49 


»6.41 


Islington, . . . 


2,661.030 
836,600 


7.0B 
15.36 


(18.79 


3.38 
2.63 


3.38 
2.63 


Stonghtfln, . . . 


782,000 


.92 


- 


4.87 


4.81 


ViUiamBloirn, . . . 


1.844,080 


12.14 


18.06 


6.01 


4.97 




8,606,886 




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The following tables show the capital (iocluding bonds), 
the gaB sold, the gas unaccouDted for, and the number of 
coDsamers per mite of main ; also the gas sold per consumer 
and per meter light. Where capital is employed for both 
gas and electric light, the amount per mile of main is omitted. 

Coal-gae Companies. 



Adams, . 

Ameebiuj, 

ArllngtoD, 

Atbol, 

Aitleboro, 



«2,B33 26 
6,791 62 

0,003 47 

6,326 29 ! 
113,063 G9 5 



Cambriilge, 
CbarleslowD, 
Chelsea, . 
Cblcnpee, . 
ClilzeOB' (Qutncf), . 
Clinton, . 
Collage Citjr, 

Danieri, . 
Dedbam, . 
Dorchester, 



2,760,278 
2,747,N1 
922,212 
948,690 



2,989 49 
6,088 68 
6,799 47 



332,760 
401,079 
2,193,523 



180,417 
196,063 
244.834 



124,702 
112,182 
77,816 



26,530 
22,499 



14,002 
10,346 
23,372 



Fall RiTor, 
flKbba», 
FramlDgbam, 



6,906 27 

20,020 34 

4,724 91 
0,626 67 
8.276 81 



2,426,278 
1,086.094 
918,880 



Ipewlcb, 

JkhuUc* Flatn, . 

Lawrence, 
Lowell, . 



8,763 00 
4,376 14 



906,636 
1,726.431 



20,482 

20,364 

22,120 
26,279 
20,242 



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Coal-gas Companies — Concluded. 



MulboroDgh, ■ 
Uau. Pipe Line, 
Mllford, . 

Nantucket, 
Natick, . . 
NewBedrord, . 
Newbatypoct, . 
Newton, , 
North Adams, . 
Northampton, ■ 
North AttBeboroDgh, 



Feople'B (StoDebam), 
Piltstleld, . 
Plymoatb, 



South Boaton, 
Sonthbridge, 
Spencer, . 
Springfield, 



Waltham, 

Webster, 
Wobom, 



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M^IG 63 

8,932 82 



6,301 62 
6,709 93 
10,313 87 

7,273 40 

7,639 93 
11,389 71 



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81,386.377 
',611,984 



1,667,374 
3,161,163 

1,096,331 
407,719 
1,762,406 



1,269,278 
728,878 
1,302,940 



312,17B 
116,894 

80,963 
227,869 

23,827 



36,281 

146,471 
32,746 
162,644 , 

71,902 

147,937 



ie,6S7 
22,001 



19,697 

19,974 
21,947 
27,061 
22.487 
36,666 



12,998 
21,077 
14,490 

20,309 

16,748 
20,932 
10,309 
10,932 
19,628 

24,968 



Oil-gas Companies. 



Amhent, . . 


- 


94,167 


- 


27.7 


3,403 


662 


Leominster, . 
Lexington, . . 


t8,e99 72 


366,563 
221,263 


26,709 
23,911 


39.4 
36.3 


9,061 
B:099 


1,903 
1JM7 


Btonghton. . . 


- 


172,472 




S6.7 


4,827 


1,427 


WillUmstowii,. . 


3,617 ee 


200,330 


- 


19.3 


8,167 


2.138 



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Ga8 Stoves. 
The oompaalea reporting gas stoves i 
1901, are as follows : — ■ 



Aduna, G3 


Lowell, 






6.487 


Amesborj, . 








112 


Ljao. . . 








3,681 










5 


Maiden, 








700 


Athol, . . 








GO 


Harblehead, 








76 


Atileboro, . 








226 


Harlboiongb, 








266 


Bay State, . 








31 


Hitford, 








61 


BeTerly, 








37S 


Nftntucket, . 








48 


Boston, 








14,0S6 


Natlok, 








326 


Brockion, . 








860 


Sow Bedford, 








2,746 


Brookliae, . 








13,877 


Newbnryport, 








313 


CbarlMtown, 








2,000 


Newton, 








811 


ClulMIB, 








500 


Nortb Adams, 








812 


CWcopee. . 








67G 










981 


CiUisens' {Qolncy 








139 


North AttlBborongh, 






210 


CUnton, 








132 


Norwood, . . 






12 


Cottage City, 








170 


Oiis Companjr (Ware) 






193 


DaoTera, . 








121 


People's (Stooeham), 






67 


Dedbam, . 








860 


Plttsfleld, . . 






116 










7,482 


Pljmontli, . 








189 


East Boston, 








700 


Boxburj, . 








8,896 


Eaathampton, 








GB 


Salem, . . 








2,400 


FallRlTer, . 








8,769 


South Boston, 








3,670 


Fitchbnrg, . 








834 


Sonlbbridge, 








26 










706 


Spencef, 








270 


Gardner, 








121 


Springfield, . 








6,877 










626 


StongbtoD, . 








13 


Gresnfleld, . 








130 


Taanton, . 








1.041 


Haverlilll, . 








4,220 


Waltham, . 








664 


Holyofee. . 








1,G00 


Webster, 








174 


Ipswich, . 








12 


WiUiamslowu, 








60 


Uwrence, . 








8,326 


Worcester, ■ 








B,76G 


Ldxlngton, . 








19 





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The following table shows the nomber of street lamps sap- 
plied June 30, 1901, the net increase or decrease during the 
year, the average price per thousand feet received from gas 
nsed in such lamps, and the cost per thousand feet of the 
care of the lamps where this is done by the companies : — 



Pdblic Lamps. 





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il' 


iii 


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1 


1 


m 


pi 






S 




■* 




Amasbnry 


22 




_ 


12 00 


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7 


I 




1 01 




Boston, 








61$ 




17 


too 




Brockton, . 








SB 




- 


00 




Brookllne, . 








3,016 


97 




00 




CBmbriclge, . 








330 


2 




00 












G02 


10 




10 




Chicopes, . 








24 


11 




02 




CiHwns' (Qulncy 








67 






39 


10 18 


Collapi City, 








03 


6 




00 


16 


Boccheatec, . 








3.390 


189 




00 




Bast BoBtoD, 








363 


7 




12B 




FallBiTer, . 








120 






121 




Fitchbnrg, . 








19 


1 




03 




Gloncealcr, . 








lOi 


2 




100 




HSTerhin, . 








241 


13 




1 29 




Holyoke, . 








23 


I 




130 




Ipiwich, . 
JanuICB Plain, 








26 






200 










1,202 


39 




998 












a 






100 




Lowell, 








1,074 


142 




100 




NMick. 








B 






127 




New Bedford, 








607 


44 




165 


13 










970 


13 




1 73 


74 


Norwo(^ . 








126 


2 




2 37 


1 88 


OHsCo. (Ware), 








1 






200 




Roxbnry, . 








190 


21 




100 




Sonth Bost«n, 








447 


IB 




100 












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68 




4 


130 




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78 




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208 


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Worcester, . . 


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PuRiTT OF Gas. 
The law provides that when the gas of any company is 
found on three consecutive inspections to give less light 
than sixteen standard English candles, or to contain more 
than twenty grains of sulphur or ten grains of ammonia per 
hundred cubic feet of gas, or any sulphuretted hydrogen, a 



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fine of one handred dollars shall be paid by such company 
to the city or town supplied by it. 

The following tablea exhibit the instances during the 
year 1901 in which the candle>power has been found be- 
low and the imparities above the amount named in the 
statute, as reported to this Board by the State Inspector 
of Gas : — 



coHPAxr. 


CnqJlB- 

tawtr. 


Dalewhui 


lUIMCtlOIII 

dorlDcttie 


He 


CbariestowD 

Chelsea 

Jam^ca Plain, . . . .' 

Maiden 

North Adami, .... 


4.9 
4.B 
3.2 
■ 6.2 
H.3 
16.2 


Not. U, 
Aag. 29, 
Oct. 30 
Not. 16, 
Feb. 6, 
Doc. 12, 


23 
7 
3 
16 
IS 
9 



Kind or 
Impnrllj. 


COMPAST. 


Onlni p«im 
ClllHcir«l. 


Dttewhrn 
fanDd. 


Toul 
dunniUHt 


i 

i 


Oreenfleld,. ' 
Holyoke, .. 

Holjoke. . 
Nonh Adami, 
Salem, 
Salem, 








41.7 
18.2 
47.e 
Z9.S 
- 26.9 
14.3 
13.4 


Joly IB, 

Aag. 14, 
Oct. 4 
Oct. 31, 
Aug. 14, 
Apfil 10 
May 7, 


3 
3 
13 

9 
11 


1 


Atdeboro 

Maiden, 

New Bedford 

Worcester, .... 


21. S 
20.6 
20.2 
22.0 


Hay 26. 

3r i: 

May 31, 


s' 

16 
16 


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SSS; : 

Gardner, . 

Gardner, . 
Lexington, . 

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Stonghton, 
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Jan. ' 9, 

Deo. 2, 
Dec. 2, 
Oct. 30 
Feb. 38 
Oct. 9. 
Feb. 8, 
Feb. 16, 

&■ A 

Nov. 1. 
Marcli 8, 
April 11, 


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B 
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2 

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152 GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

A study of the inspections of the coal-gas companies made 
during the fiye years from 1897 to 1901, iDclasive, shows 
the following facta : — 



Namber of iDBpectloDS made, . . . .639 641 BSl 71Q 769 
Knmber of compuiiBa aabject to inspection, . SS 67 S7 6S 6fl 
Nombei of coiDpanies ihowlng defldenc; in 

candle-power, S 3 6 6 6 

Hlgheat candle-power, not indnding oi!-gai 

companlei, 31.2 2B.1 28.S 27.1 28 

Lowest candle-power, not iacluding ail-ga» 

companlea 14.2 13.4 11.4 13.7. 13.2 

ATerags cacdlepowei, not Inclading oil-gaa 

companiei 19.47 20.17 20.0 19.5 19.0 

Number of companies showing aalpbDretted 

hydn^n, 8 13 16 S 6 

Nunbar of companies (bowing excess of snl- 

phnr, 3 S 11 10 4 

Numbei of ccanpanies showing ezceas ot am- 



Large«t amoaot of salphnr 28.4 



Smallest amoQDt of snlphnr 1 .7 

ATerageamonnt of salphnr S.6fl 9, 

Largest amonat of ammonia, . . . . 27.E BS. 

Smallest amount of ammonia I.- 1. 

Avenge amount of ammonia, .... 2.3! 



31.9 S4.1 22, 



1.7 l.S 

,65 10.8 10.8 n, 

3 66.7 77.0 47. 

1.- 1.- 

10 2.S4 I.8i 



The inspections of the oil'-gas oompanies showed : — 



Highest candle-power, S3.0 08.4 60.U 69.6 60.9 

Lowest candle-power, ..... 21.0 24.7 22.9 25.0 27.2 

ATSrage candle-power, 3S.7S 40.11 13.22 41.01 38.66 

Nnmber showing snlphnretted hydrogen, .33213 



Electric Ljqht, 
The following table gives the names of the companies 
actively engaged in the supply of electric light on June 30, 
1901, and the amount of capital stock, together with the 
localities supplied and the population of the same according 
to the census of 1901 : — 



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COBPOBATE mUS. 



Ahlngl< 

■n*rp 



I ud Bocklud Blectils Ll«ht 



IsoDdElscliicCa., . 

le BlMtiic Light Co., . 
inl Klectrtc Light Co., 



Cunbrldae Eleotrls Li^t Co., 



!^t Co., . . 



ChelHS Ou Light Co 

CIlDIOD Gu Light Co., 
Cnhiuet Blecttlo Co , 
Caltoga CII7 Qu lail XlacMo Light Go 

Dedhum Bleglrlo Co , ... 



Buthimplon da* Co , 
KdiBODEIselrislIlDDilDai 



Fill BlToi Eleo 



Qurdncr ElHIrls Light Co., . . 
OloucsBlerBLectrioCo, . 
OrBlion Electric Ua . . 
Qraat BBrrlngloD EJrottIc Llgbt Co., 
GreeoBtld Elect rlo Light udPowacCi 

Hiverhl II Electric Co., . 
Bf de Park Electric Light Oo , . 

lowB Light, Hut and Power Co., . 

LeeBlectrloCo 

Lenoi Electric Light Co 

LeomlDUar BlectrTc Light nod Power Go 
Lnlnglon Qu sod Electric Co., 
Lowell Electric Light CDrpontlon, . 
Lynn Qu and Eleotrie Co., 



Ifarlbocongh Bleclrio Ca , 
UedBeld Klectile Light ai 



mry Electric < 
ID Light and I 



Local llle* •DppHMI. 



i™11™"'^o« 

lODdlitrlot], 



Cottage illy. 
Dedhjm, WaiH 
Keelbamplon, 



Fall River, . 

Flichhorg, . 

Fram Ingham, Aahlnnd, 



104,8«3 



iiceaier, Bookport, 
9| Bacclogton, 



mee. North Andowr, 



23,800 
M.OOO 

i&a,Doo 



^we', North Chslmalord. 
.y DD, Sw ampaoott, NahanI, 



Bogh, Boothbor- 

oagh. 

:edBeld,WBlnol 
Norrolh, . 

lirori^'Hopedal 
Htllbaty, . 

lick, Waylaod, Wellea^ 



74,314 
3,6M 

12|S02 



III,Ha SS.OOO 



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COBPOBATB NAUB. 


Localltlei iqpplled. 


T.'- 


Capital. 


New Bedford a» and EdUoo Light Co , 
Newborjpon (Jat and Bleclrte Co., 
Newton and WaleltowD Oa* Light Co , . 
North AdamiGaa Light Co, . 
Nonbsmplon Eleclrlo Lighting Co , 

Flinneld Electric Co 

Flymonlh Electric Ught Co 

Qulncf Blectrle Light aikd Power Co., . 
B>waon Light and Power Co., . . . 

Salem BlBctrlcLlghttog Co., . 
Bomervllle Electric LIglit Co , . . . 

Bouth Hadler Fall! Electric Light Co , . 

epenear Oia Co. 

8 ubo rbaa 0» sod Electric Co., 
Bohnrban Light and Power Co, . . 

nnloD Electric Ligbt Co. 

TJolted Electric Light Oo, . . . 
Dibrtdge *Dd Northbrldge Electric Co , . 

Waliham Obi Light Co., . . . . 

Web««rElec°tJ^6o.,' '.'.'.'. 

WeetoD Electric Light Co., . 
Weymonth Light and Power Co., . 
Whitman Light BDd Power Co., 
W^chondoo Bleatrie Light kod Power 

WobutD Light, Hest ukd Power Co.', 

Worce.lerElectricUghtOo, . . . 


New Bedford, FalrhaTan, . 

S'e:irCtir,o'wn,: 1 
North Adami, . 
NonhamploB, . 

Orange 

PliUfleM. Dalton, 
l-lymouth 

Qnlnoj 

Leieaalei 

South Hadlay,Chiaop« (In 

.Kf : : : : 

Revere, WIIMhrop, . 

Boilon(lnpart), 

Franklin, Norfolk, . . 

U^ibl'S^.NotthErldgo, : 

Walthun 

Ware, . . . . . 
Wehaler. Dodley, . . 

s«isr""'' ■ ■ ■ 


M.DOft 
J4,4T8 

1B,H8 
S,6M 
S4.7SO 

as,s» 

fiJ41 
lfl,4M 

10,63! 

IS,4SI 

B,«3 


m».ooo 

asolooo 
so.ooo 

M.TOO 
46,000 

100,000 
wm 

M,W» 

is,ooo 

175,000 

200.000 

60.000 

:.ooo 

as 

'SS 

»,ooo 
'm'wo 

1T&.000 

46|000 
Ji,000 


Weymoulb 

WlDchendon, . . . 
Wobnm, WInohoater, 

Worceiter 


11,3!4 

6,001 

21,0M 
118,421 


60,000 

kIooo 

12,000 

169.000 
400,000 



Following are the names of the owners, on June 30, of 
electric light plants not owned by electric light corporations 
and the localities supplied : Adams, U. S., Townsend ; Ayer 
Electric Light Company, Ayer ; Chester Electric Light Com- 
pany {E. LeRoy Gardner, owner), Chester; Church (Jreen 
Electric Light and Power Company (A. W. Perry, owner), 
Boston (in part); Walter A. Drucker, Billerica; Foxboro' 
Electric Company (A. F. Bemis and estate of Geo. L. Allen, 
owners), Fox borough ; Greendale Chemical and Electric 
Lighting Company (William W. Carter and others, owners), 
Needham ; Holyoke Water Power Company, Holyoke ; The 
D. S. McDonald Co., Boston (in part) ; Niles Trust Estate, 
Boston (in part) ; Randolph Electric Light Company (Charles 
Doughty, owner) ; Shelburne Falls Electric Light and Power 



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Company (Wilcox and Halllgan, owners), Sbelburne Falls ; 
Steam and Power Company (John W. T. Nichols, Agent) 
Boston (in part). 

The following table shows the whole number of stock- 
holders in the electric light companies, the number resident 
in Massachusetts, and the value at par of the stock held in 
the State on June 30, 1901 : — 



COMPAST. 


Wbol* Nambu 


rfJlS.'fS- 


T«lne of Stock 


Abtofton and Rockland, . . . 

Adam 

Ameabarr 

AndOTer 


168 


188 


»76,000 
7.800 
39.100 
29,600 
60,000 


SB ' 

32 

19 


39 
31 

19 


Blaekstnne 

Block Plant (Boston), . . 
Blae Hill (Canton), .... 

Boston 

BridgewalBT. 


6 
3 

13 


4 
3 
7 
387 
13 


9,000 
9«00 
30,000 
1,64I:B00 
16/WO 


Central M^.(plilinet), '. '. '. 
Cobasset, 


27 


162 


41S.I00 

4i;300 
30.000 


Dedham 


41 


39 


07.800 


EdlMD IBoeton) 

Edison (Brockton) 


47 


694 
42 


i,08O.3OO 
139,950 


Fall Hlver. 

Framlngbain, 

Franklin (Tnmer'a Pall.), . . 


114 
24 


101 
24 


311.400 
78,000 
10,000 


Gardner 

OraftOQ 

Qreenfleld, 


12 

11 
10 
32 
30 


12 

10 
10 
2S 


30,000 

44,600 
10,000 

a,80o 

28,000 


BaTerblll, 

Hyde Park 


74 
IS 


71 
16 


102,000 
100,000 


Iowa (Marlon, Iowa), . . . 


B 


2 


2,000 


Lee 

Lenoi, 

Leominster, 


14 

27 
9 

173 


13 

24 

9 

163 


27,800 
13,400 
60.000 
387,700 


Maiden, 

Marlborough, 

HedBeld, 

Medwar 

Mllforf. 

Millbury 

MiUon, 


63 

9 

21 
14 


13 
10 
11 
9 
8 
M 
14 


26,600 
29.600 
80,000 
12,000 
40,000 
16,900 
42,000 


Nantucket, 

Natick 

Northampton 


6 
47 


6 

19 

■ 45 


24,6D0 
62.000 
64.700 



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[Jan. 



COMPASY. 




^tSL. 


"'X^T^ 


Orange 


9 


9 


t4B,000 


Plitsfleld 

Plymonth 


7 


44 

6 


87.W0 
S0,000 


Qnlncy, 


100 


100 


88,700 


lUwson (LeIceBiei) 


fi 


r> 


2G,D00 


Salem 

Someryille 

Somh Hadler Falli, . . . . 


1S4 
210 
3 
10 
19 


147 

203 
3 
10 
13 


166,400 
192,700 

7,000 
174,400 

23.000 


Union (Franklin) 

United (SprlngBeld) 

UxbridgeandNorthiiridBe, . . 


S 
189 

17 


4 


200 

460,700 
39,400 


Ware 

Westborouffb, , - < - , 
Weston, 

»".r,''. : ; ; : : 

WincLendon 

Wobum 


H 

IS 

7 

17 

6 

133 


53 

19 

7 
22 . 

3 
17 

6 
130 


28,600 
26,000 
12,000 
60.000 
22.000 
12.000 
169,000 
392,800 



The following table coDtaiDB a summary of tbo fioancial 
operations of sll the electric light central stations in the 
State for the year ending June 30, 1900, and for the year 
ending June 30, 1901 : — 





Y>^.»m»oJ».l)0 




fW. 


■Ml. 


Incohb. 

sale of commercial Incandeioent lights by con- 
sale ot 'commercial Incandescent tighls bj meter) 
gale of public arc lighu 

sale of electric power, 

rent ot motors 

rem of fixtures, 


«632,374 29 

210,436 93 
2.369,683 35 
1,336,103 02 
836,693 11 
838,466 73 
6,878 34 


»64B,468 76 

214.271 07 
2,713,602 96 
1,410,812 06 
363,364 71 
921.786 04 
7,716 73 
4,212 08 


steam healing 


48,731 60 


43,193 42 






16,217,804 82 

{934,448 20 
63,289 61 


ElFBNBBg. 

1. Coal or Other fnal 

2. Bent of real estate used for plant, 

3. Oil and wMte 


»797,743 73 

SI5S 








AmounU earriKt firtaard, 


t90O,32O IS 


»1,099,»47 87 



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Y>^1.»i>n«.jn»3«. 




«^ 


IMI. 


BirKsaBe -Ctmeluded. 
6. WagNal station 

6. StalJoD mpairs 

7. Steam plBDtrep^ra, 

8. Elertric plant repairs 

9. Apparalus and machinerf, 

10. Wages for care of lights and msten, clerical Uboc 

Id this departmept, and salary or commlasloo 
of collectors 

12. DistribotioD t^ls aod appliaang,' '. '. '. 


t9SO,320 13 

629,861 91 

4fi,B13 62 
112,500 53 
99,891 93 
21,74G 21 

267,708 78 

403,051 17 
8,396 28 


•1,099,947 67 

544,430 77 
44,089 38 

130,114 65 
98;3S3 44 
12,699 52 

280,974 26 

444,4*9 86 
13,749 62 
67,739 86 

129.2'22 20 
12,871 07 
10.074 26 

179.967 66 


IS. alobea 

17. Salaries of ofllcer 


116,347 10 

11,624 72 

6.476 02 

180,967 01 


19. Beat of offices. If separate ttom plant, . 

20. Geccrai office expewei ■ 


13,680 56 
941162 64 


14,083 77 
102,867 25 












38,291 72 
3,233 64 


24. Claims, 


1,395 54 


26. Inddenul expense 

27. Current bonght 


66,398 82 
9,821 7S 


66,790 76 
21,697 60 






•3,922.403 08 
•2,209,401 74 


Leaving an apparent net profit of 


t2,132,879 25 








To wbich eboold be added the income from rents. 


91,864,283 63 
415,440 75 


•1,953,345 67 
366,302 02 


Making a total o( 

Against which ibe rollowlng cbarges were made;— 

Interest, 

DiTldeudB. 

Depreciation, 

Sandr]' Item 


$2,279,724 38 

•297,200 74 
724:i08 87 
676,620 61 
316,318 go 


•2,309,647 69 

•314.612 49 
1,006,350 67 
202,246 58 
464,766 67 


Leaving a gnrplns for the rear ot 


•2,017,248 62 
•262,476 86 


81,987,885 21 
•321,782 38 



Three ^ of the corporations inoladed above appear aot to 
have earned expenses, and twenty-six^ others have not 
earned sufficient to warrant the declaration of any dividend. 

From the above data it appears that the gross profits 
from electric lighting of the companies doing only an elec- 
tric business show an increase during the last year of about 
$89,000. 



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GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



[Jan. 



In Appendix A will be fouod, under date of June 30, 
1901, the separate balance sheets, profit and loss and manu- 
factaring accounts of the electric companies, as taken from 
the annual returns, with corrections made by the Board after 
examination and correspondence with the officers of the sev- 
eral companies. 

Aggregates from the balance sheets of the electric compa- 
nies only, taken from the returns of 1900 and 1901, show 
the following facts: — 



ConsiraciioD acconota, Inclndlngpateat rigbta si 

b'ancblmg,' 

Cash OB baod, 

. Dne for llghi and power 



Olbec BccouDtB due, 
Material B. etc 
Notes receivab 
iQTestments, 



LlABlLlTlEB : — 

Capital, .... 

Notes parable, 
Utipald bills, . 
Unpaid divldende, . 
Interest due and nnp^d, 
Interest acciDed bnt not d 
Depoelta, 
Otber Hems, . 



lUierved and depreclaUon f nods, . 



Of these COD panlee — 

fiS ■ sbow an aggregate sarplns of 
8 ' sbow an aggregate deficit al . 



•lS,«67,8a2 7 
405,378 t 
488,724 e 
I2S,1S0 i 
M2,7BI I 



107.031 e 
422.331 2 
38,400 8 
693,037 S 



Hl,769,295 2 
3,850,000 
2,018,106 G 



48,937 8 
254,551 8 



The following table 
electi'ic company, as 



the value of the plant of each 
by the local authorities : — 



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Aiuued 


COMPANY. 


T«luitlon. 


COUPAHT. 


TbIuhUoii. 




JBB.BOO 


Lowell, . . . . 


«2B8,850 












AdiniB, D. S. (Town«end), 


BOO 






76,180 


Ameabnr? 


32,4M 


Medfield, . 




71,800 






MLirord;' : 








48,000 




3«,126 


a.»..,: ; ; : 




Millbury, . 




16,000 


18,400 


Mllion, . . 




87,700 


lock Plant (Boiton), 




Nantncket, . 




10,000 






Natick. 








8,493,600 








rlilgewator. 


1S,700 






21,3S0 


460,000 


FiCtBfleld, . 




104,600 
























2.260 


Randolph, . 




23,000 


Dedham 


106,000 


BawBon (Leiceeter), . 


14,250 


BdiaoD (Boslou), 










Edison (BrotkWo), . . 




















Foxborongb, 


10,100 


South Hadley Falta, . . 


4,500 






Subarban (Boston), . 








Snbnrban (RcTere), . 












GlonMBter 




United (Springfield), . 


470.200 


GmtKin 


600 


Uibridga and Notlhbridgs, 


48,600 










3,680 






16.600 












Havflchlll 


177,0SO 






60,360 


Hyde Park 


127,000 


Wbitman, . 




23.300 


IOW8(MftriOQ,IOWB),. 








7.000 




















615,300 




63^300 







The following table shows the amounts paid by the com- 
panies for taxes, incladiDg the amounts paid by the gas com- 
paoies on account of their electric plaotfi : — 



coM,„r. 


Tuei psM. 


COMPANY. 


Tu«p>M. 


Adams, U. 8. (Tonsend), 

AmheiW 

Ameabary 

Andover 

Athol 

AlUeboroagh, . . . 

Ayer 

Beverly 

Blackbtone 

Block Plant (Boston), 
Blue Hill (Canton), . . 


«1,408 93 
231 17 

826 
3B1 78 
BU 12 

518 74 
860 87 

78 54 
1,094 65 
312 32 

48 64 
633 OS 


Cambridjte 

Central Mas«.(FBlilHr), . 

Chelsea 

Cheater, . . . , 
Charch Oireeu (BostOD), . 
Clinton, . . . . 

Cohasset 

Cottage City, 

Dedbim, . . . . 

Easlhampton, 

Edison (Boston), . . 

Edison (Brockton), . . 

Fail Rivet, . . . . 

Fitchburg 

FoxboroDgh, 


?6,268 71 

690 10 

1,224 84 

2,429 64 

29 86 

42 60 

5'i 

124 68 

1.83tf 01 

170 97 

04,000 00 

2,650 00 


Broo^fline. '. . . . 


236 08 
6,646 16 


2,032 73 
170 IS 



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«.«P*NT. 


TmtfUa. 


COMPANT. 


T«l.l p.ld. 


PraokllS (Torow^i Falli), . 
OKdner, . . . . 

Qloacegier 

arafton 

Greenfleld 

HsTerbill 


f728 18 
1WIS3 
694 60 
998 4^ 
17S24 
213 61 
82 26 

3,165 92 


Nowton, . 

S-J'J^: : 

UranM, - . 
Piitifleld. . . 

Plymonth, . 

R^ndSiph, : : 

BawBon (Ulcester) , 
Salem, . . . 

SoQlhitridKe. 
SoQlh Hftdley Falls, 
Spencer, 

Subaiban fBoitoo), 
Subarbsn (ReTere), 
Union (Franklin). 
United (Springfield), 
Uxbridge andllorrhb 
Waltham, . . 


dge,' 


$2.;62 M 
64B87 
782 96 
4M 37 
2,529 21 
HH8 66 
1.832 95 
347 B8 
396 98 


HydePMk 

Iowa (Uuloo, lows), 

LeT*"?*' : : : : 

Lenox 

Leominiler 

KSr': : : : 


2,123 09 
616 SO 

2,246 40 
278 16 
255 S3 

1,43:1 45 
367 10 

fi,967 15 


139 30 
2.511 OS 

6t4 67 
9^2 64 
29D 16 
215 89 
3.607 01 
1,277 94 








MarlboroDBb, . 
McDonald,!) S.,Co. (Boston) 


195 6B 

406 90 

U2 17 

684 77 

28196 

807 47 

279 91 

1,353 28 

7,164 36 

1,202 61 


1,701 94 


M^dnar, . . . . 

Milford 

Millborr, . . . . 

MUlOd, 

Nantacket 

Natick, . . . . 
New Bedford, . . . 
Newbury port, . 


Webeier, 

Wesion, 

WeyiDonth, . . 
Whitman, . 
Wincbendon, . 
Wobum, . . 
Worcester, . 




401 96 
SOU 99 
162 44 
1,180 9 
486 9 
ISO 9 
2.952 2 
7,192 68 



DmDEMDg. 
The dividends declared by the several electric c 
during the year are shown in the following table:- 



coMPAsr. 


KnUPer 
Ctnt. 


.,ss.. 


Abington and RockUnd 


6 


»3.'60 00 


















6 
S 




Block Plant (BoatoD) 


760 OO 




9 
S 

11 

H 


270,000 00 




Cenlral'iSliB. (Pltlroer), 


21,000 00 




2,400 00 




Edimn (Brockton) 


0,600 00 



* tTo dlild«Dd deeltred. 



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«24,fi00 0O 




Franklin (ToroeT'i Falla) 


8 
9 

4 

8 
8 

B 
9 


eoooo 

2,700 00 


















12.240 00 
8.000 00 




Iowa (MrnTfoa, Iowa) 




1,800 00 






6 

8 


20,000 00 
16,600 00 












8 






3,200 00 




6 


2,820 00 






6 

4 
8 

e 

8 
4 






3,522 00- 
1,800 00' 
8,000 00. 










4,486 00 

14,000 00 
8,000 00 


RawBoo (Leiwrter) 






Snbnrban (Boston).' 

Snbnrban (KoTBre), 


4 

8 

fiJ 

12 

■- 
S 


7,*00'00 




40,000 00 






WMion, . ' 

WejmoDlh 

WhltmM, 


1,440 00 
l,320'0O- 




6 
8 






30,000 00 





* No dlvldfliidi defllftTvd. 



The following table shows the number of electric lights of 
various candle-powers which represent the electric lighting 



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capacity of all the companieB June 30, 1898, 1899, 1900 
aod 1901: — 



68,4S6 742,476 769,221 



2,000 
1,200 
1,800 
1,600 



The following table Bhows the number of boilers, their 
total rated horse-power, the number of engines and the total 
rated horse-power of the same, and the number of dynamos 
for light and power installed by the different compauiea on 
June 30 last : — 





J 
1 


ll 

r 


? 


|| 


i 
f 


Hum en DTMiKO 


0«««"m 


COMPANY. 


it 


=3^ 


i 

1 


4 




4 


600 


3 


725 


2 


6,000 
f 180 


IS 

1,2001 

32 


- 


- 


Adam*, . . . 


2 


160 


2 


225 


7 


- 


- 


Adams, D. S. (TowDB- 

eod), 
Amherat, . . . 


2 


60 
260 


1 
2 


50 
290 


1 
3 


600 

46 

3,100 


16 

1,200 
16 


- 


: 


Amesbuiy, . . . 


3 


376 


3 


520 


6 


2,000 


16 


'6 


372 


Andoier, . 

Albol 


S 

2 


350 

400 


2 
3 


440 

440 


; 


S,!» 


16 

1,200 


■3 


330 


AttleborODgb, 

Ajer 


'3 

1 


612 
126 


3 

2 


750 
300 


»8 
2 


210 
2,200 


1,200 
16 


: 


: 


Beverly, . . 


2 


208 


2 


626 


4 






1 


»0 


BlKtBrone, . . . 


2 


150 


2 


216 


4 


156 


2,000 1 






Block PUot (BonoG), 
BloG Hill (CnatOD), . 


2 
2 


IK 


4 

3 


447 
336 


4 
3 


4,100 
3,600 


IS' 


; 


40 


BOBIOD, 


le 


7,200 


12 


12,B27 


•68 


j 79,300 


...00 J 


'8 


2,074 


Bridgewawr, 


2 


200 


1 


80 


2 


J 760 


1,200 




- 


Brookliae, . 


8 


1,625 




2,600 


IB 


J 630 
114,500 


.000 


2 


128 



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1 


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M 


i 


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SB 






f 


a 








o 




9 


1^ 


8 


2,000 


13 


1,065 
17.100 


,,,» 


6 


468 


Central M«M.(P«lraer), 


■2 


260 


1 


480 




226 
4,000 


'■T. 


'2 


426 







625 


6 


790 




'610 

8,000 


2,000 
16 


- 


- 


ChelM*. . . . 


i 


1,060 


e 


1,004 


11 


360 
6,450 


1,200 
16 


3 


412 


ChMler, . . 








IB 




'240 


16 






Ch[irchOreei)(B(Mbiii), 


8 


770 


a 


695 


11 


8,000 
f 90 
\ 2,960 


16 




- 


Cltnton, . . . 


2 


2B0 


2 


32S 






- 


CohuMt. . . . 


2 


3G0 


3 


180 




2;30C 


16 






Cotuge Ci(7, 




126 


2 


190 




60 
60 


1.600 

1200 


- 


- 


Dedham, . . . 


3 


330 


3 


4fiO 




100 
5,600 


.,». 


- 


- 


Dracker.W.A. (Biller- 




















lea). . . . . 






'1 


IS 




700 


16 






EaBtbampton, . 
Edison (BostOD), 




flO 


1 


46 




GO 


1,200 






28 


8,904 


39 


12,B2S 


77 


168,98; 
1 36^ 


16 

2,000 
1,200 


- 


- 


EdlBon (Brockton), . 


fi 


7S0 


7 


1.03B 


IS 


1 


79 














10,900 


1.600 


















900 


2,000 






FaUmver, . . . 


12 


1.400 


IG 


3,38B 


34 


188 

29,660 


1.200 
16 




- 


Fiwhburg, . . . 


C 


S60 


4 


460 


8 


485 
4.000 


1,200 


2 


156 


Foxborongb, 


2 


200 




160 


1 


^•T: 


16 




- 






2S0 


2 


2G0 


6 


\ 205 
} 4,900 


"?> 




- 


FrMklln (Tutoer'B 














2,™ 






Falls}, ... 










2 


m 








Qardnsr, 


3 


260 


6 


409 


•6 


240 

4,200 


'■"& 




- 


Oloaceeur, . . . 


3 


376 




900 


7 


'340 

4,460 


1,200 
16 




160 


Qrafton, . 


'2 


120 


1 


7B 


1 


1.000 


16 






Great Barrinaton. . 
Qreendale (Needhun), 










•2 


10,660 


16 










2 


2B0 




< ^'"S 


16 






Greenfield, . . . 


2 


600 


3 


026 


8 


i 90 

22S 


1,200 

16 

2,000 


'1 


100 


HBTerbill, . . . 


4 


eoo 


3 


1.800 


14 


1,200 




1,124 














10.000 


16 


















496 


2,000 






Holyoke,, . . . 


II B 


821 


2 


800 


24 


300 
3,000 


'■r. 




too 


Hyde Pork, . . . 


8 


1.17 


fl 


2,00C 


9 


260 
9.900 


"T, 




1,499 


Iowa (Marion, Iowa). 


4 


32C 


S 


32fl 


3 


45 
1,960 


1,200 
16 




- 



1 A]»dxi»t«r.i 



T Al» ous vmler-wheel. IW H. P. 
'■ AIM tour w>t«r-wtaMli, 1,110 B. P. 



• AlaooDsSO E.W.InearidsaoeDtdyDtima. 
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T- 


s 


— 


—r 


Ulllllini DIKIHO 


FOWBB 




^2 

1 


^1 


f 


i 

1 


B 

f 


Cafacitt. 




COMPANT. 


ii 


ii 


j 


^1 














f BIO 


.2.0001 








'11 


1,442 


10 


1,41B 


33 


llB,880 


16 J 






Lee, ... . 


'2 


22« 


2 


20t> 




3;460 


16 






Lenox, . . . ■ 






















3 


4S0 


3 


600 


S 


300 
3,9fiO 


,,»- 


- 


- 


Lexington, . . . 


2 


300 


2 


186 


8 


GO 


1,200 
16 




- 


Lowell, . . . 


11 


1,397 


6 


3,060 


21 


976 

12,916 

826 


2,000 


4 


960 


Lynn 


8 


1.000 


6 


2,700 


20 


400 
19,400 

616 
17,800 


1,200 
16 


7 


736 


Maiden, . . . 


9 


1,716 


6 


1,700 


9 


1,200 
16 






Merlborongh, . 


S 


37a 


B 


676 


S 


160 

i 8,200 


,,:» 


- 


- 


HcDonsld, D. 3., Co 




















(Boston), . . . 


3 


27S 


i 


16fi 


3 


1,900 


16 






Hedfield, . . . 


3 


376 




881 


2 


8,800 


16 


2 


360 


Med»BL7, . . 
Mllford, . . . 


!: 








1 
■6 


1,000 
( 96 
J 11.600 


16 

1,200 T 
16 


; 


17 


MiUhnry, . . . 


2 


ISO 


3 


260 


4 


J u^ 


1,200 
16' 






Uilion, . . 


3 


376 


3 


660 


4 


7.m 


16 


- 


- 


Nanracket, . . . 


2 


20S 


2 


160 


4 




1,200 
16 


- 




NtHck, . . . 




876 


3 


B7B 


6 


' 9( 
8,600 
670 


1,200 

16 


* 


93B 


New Bedford, . . 


e 


878 


6 


1,460 


87 


100 

118 

14,040 


1,600 

1.200 

16 


3 


160 


Newbnryport, . . 


2 


260 


3 


286 


B 


270 
1,760 


1,200 
16 


1 


3B 




8 


1,210 


2 


836 


11 


'370 
6,600 


1,200 
6 


. 




NUes Estate (BoetOD), 




400 


3 


166 


3 


1,440 
480 
fl,O0( 


1,200 
6 


- 


- 


North Adem», . . 




700 


4 


1,786 


6 


- 


- 


Northampton, . . 




MO 


3 


700 


10 


■ 4,70( 


1,200 
16 


2 


120 


Oninpi, . . . 


»2 


120 


2 


186 


4 


60 


1.200 
16 






Plttsfleld, . . . 


6 


900 


7 


1,360 


6 


16,iS 


''^ 




90 


Plymonlh, . . . 


Z 


660 


3 


62B 


2 


i,m 


1.200 
16 




330 


QniiMT. . . . 


3 


376 


6 


700 


7 


200 
6,800 


'■Te 




130 


Eandolpb, . . . 


2 


260 


3 


390 


6 


80 
4,4S0 


'■7. 






lUwBOD (Lelceatei), . 


•2 


230 


2 


210 


2 


3,000 


16 




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S»tem, . . . . 




1,000 




1,M0 


IB 


J 60 
1 20,400 


2.0001 


4 


377 


ShBlbume Falls, . . 


'- 




n 


40 


1 


\''2 


16 
4.000 


- 




Soueryllle, . . . 




1,000 




1,190 


14 


|l2,80( 


11200 
IB J 


- 


- 


SoDtbbridge, 




835 




611 


5 


f 100 

4,10ff 


1,200 
16 


>3 


330 


Soaili Hsdiey F«ll«, . 








100 


2 


' W« 


16 






Spencer, . . . 




100 




90 


1 


llff 


1,200 






Steam and Fow«t Co. 




















{Boslon), . . . 




leo 


2 


ISO 


3 


3,000 


16 






Stonghton, . . . 




260 


2 


200 


2 


140 


800 
16 


- 




Snbnrban (BosKm), . 


10 


89S 


6 


1,190 


16 


486 

e,soo 


2,000 


5 


210 






728 


1 


1,13a 


3 


14,000 


16 




_ 


UmoD(PrankllD), . 




SSO 


3 


225 


6 


f 90 
i 1,800 


1,2001 
16 1 






United (SpringfleW), . 
TJxbridge and Noitb- 


•7 


1,760 


3 


1,690 -13 


' 11720 


1,200 ' 


6 


470 


















bridge. . . . 




475 


3 


610 6 


^■J£S 


16 






WaltbaiD, 








781 


^ 


1,025 


9 


295 
3,960 


1,200 
16 


'7 


434 


Ware, . 








126 


^ 


126 


3 


'80 
1,000 


1,200 
16 


- 


- 


Webster, 








200 




350 


6 


130 
3.900 


1,200 


<2 


200 










180 




ISO 


3 


3,660 








Weston, 












2S0 


2 


2,600 








Wermontb, 






•3 


400 


3 


60S 




I3,m 


6 




- 


WbltTDBD, 








200 


1 


2B0 


* 


J 100 


1,200 
16 




- 


Wincbendon 






1.. 




1 


126 


2 


i so 

i 1,200 


1,200 
16 


- 




Wobnrn, 








900 


4 


1,460 


3 


' 16 200 
f 1 150 


16 

2.000) 


^ 


680 


Worcester, 






10 


l,i500 


4 


2,200 


22 


] 720 


1,200 f 


3 


400 














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The followiDg table shows the quantities of coal and other 
materials used by the several companies during the year of 
the returns : — 



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1 


1 


1 


1 


Ahlngton aod Eockland, . . . 


, 1.086 








10.041 












07,000 


Aduna, U. 8. (Tomuend), 


























1,H8 


166 






21,778 














Athol 


'179 








9,339 


Atileborongh 


2,0M 








26,311 
















9S6 








,660 














Block Plant {Boeton), . 




1,164 






,700 


























Brldgewftior 


*17 










Brooklina 


5,218 






104 


290.676 


Cenaat SL«. (Palmer), '. '. '. 










429.038 
























Chelsea 


4,142 










Cheiter 












Cbarch Gnea (BoBlon), . 


8,406 








6,840 


























Collage City 


136 








12.000 














Diacker, W. A. (Bllleiica), . . 












EdlaoQ (BOBton), .... 
EdiBon (Brockuo) 












44,126 


612 
















200.42S 






































Framingham 










8,600 














Gardner, . i * . . . 
































69 




Great Bacrlngton, , . . . 
Qreendaie (Meedham), . . . 


•8 








30 


664 


46 
































HolToke, 

Hyde Park 












6,839 








76,687 


loira (Marion, Iowa), 




"3,806 














































1.692 








63,000 


Lewis, B., ft Son (Walpole), . . 


"110 










Loweff, '.:.::: 












8,018 


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349,860 



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1 6,323 






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3,8B3 


2.284 






143,394 








631 


B22 






22,210 


McDoQftld, D. S., Co. (Bo 






1,624 






142 




Medfleld. . . . 






1,7S4 


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Mednay, . . 
Mlirord, . 






n 
















- 






3.902 


Mlllbury, . . 






631 


42 






9,642 


Hilton, . 






841 


422 








Nantucket, . . 






4B3 








71900 


Natick, . . 






' 3,389 






17 


4,000 


New Bedford, . . 






•2,659 


70S 






1S0.167 


Newbaryport, . 






618 






170 


3,m 


Newton, . 






1.B76 


G66 




• 111,762 


167,000 


Miles Trust Estate (BoBto 


), 




550 










North Adams, . . 






■ 1,379 






2,663 


111,000 


Nortbampton, . 






1,804 








60.692 


?SXd, ; : : 






18 




29 




7.666 






6,U6 








46,300 


Plymouth, . 






2,02-1 








600 


Qalncy, . 






1,816 


203 






27,000 


Randolph, . . . 






850 








12,000 


BawBon (Leicester). . 
















Salem. . . . 






4.206 


178 






68'750 


ebelbnrne Falls, 














460 


Somervlllfl, 






4,466 


lie 






266.602 


Soutbbrldse, . 
South Hadiey Falls, . 






1,398 








29,700 
















Spencer, , 






211 








2,000 


St«am and Power Co. (Ba 






















193 


22 


2 




1^100 








4.07fi 


6,668 






146,679 


Suburban (Revere), . 






2,064 


360 






74,972 


Union (Franklin), . 






870 








9,816 


Onited (Springfield), 






1,499 






1,448 


01,683 


Dxbrtdge and Northbridg. 


, 




685 


62 






4,100 


Waltham. ... 






"2,681 






1,316 


92.300 


Ware, . . . 






384 








17,600 


Webster, . 






1,346 


66 






29,000 








620 


34 






660 


Weston, . 














25 


Wey month. 






1.680 


390 






1,673 


Wbltman, . . . 






676 








23,834 
















7,831 


Wobpin, . . . 






3,189 






30 


106,000 


Worcealar 


6,8B6 


" 


- 


" 


494,000 



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• AJ» U loDi p«s and datt. 

• Also (OS barrels Ur. 

• StsBm and water power boggbt. 
'< Alio 411 tonedott. 



The tbIlowiDg table shows the total length of wire ; the 
length of underground conduit, the length of wire in the 
same; the number of poles set and the length of streets with 
overhead wires of each company, on June 30 last : — 



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GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



[Jan. 



COMFANY. 




III 








III 




6A1,630 




. 


1,070 


u 


184,800 




271,422 






343 




118.300 


Adam.; V. a. (Towmeod), 


12,418 






22 


i 


3^4 


Amhertt, . . . '. 


228,700 






43S 


140 


47,500 


Ameebory, .... 


225,159 






440 


29 


73.920 


Andovec 


lDa,8A6 






822 




37.000 


Atbol 


122,760 






47B 




47,520 


Attleborongb, . 


346,612 






837 


61 


148,082 


Ayer, . . . . . 


80,123 


- 


- 


318 








fi24,fil2 


_ 


, 


1,424 




170.442 




188,972 






416 




87,000 


Block PI«it(Bortoo), 


43.783 












Bine Hill (Csnton), . . 


297,807 






499 


73 


78,277 


Boston. .... 


8,888,129 


304,874 


1,198,961 


2,473 


286 




Bridgewater, . . . 


101,480 






212 




96,360 


Broohlloe 


1,808.766 


20.326 


63,438 


2,399 


339 


312,373 


Cambridge 


1,998.216 




_ 


3,083 


lOS 


816.200 


Central Haes. (Palmer), . 


629 680 






i;848 


00 


200.760 




236,600 






416 




47,620 


Cheliea 


852,961 






1,542 




196,360 


CbOBter, .... 


20,Aie 








4 


5,332 


CbarchOreen(BaBtoii), . 


10.766 


4,170 


10,755 








Cllnlon 


299,071 






767 


14 






376,170 






042 


36 


105,498 


417,033 


- 




146 


66 


42,240 


Dedban 


932,092 






1,8S6 


76 


239,246 


Drnckar.W.A. {Blllerica), 


113,117 




- 


290 


7 


40,200 


BdiioD (§^n). 


38,900 


_ 




26fi 




38,900 


2,029,683 


497.417 


2,029.583 








Bdison (Biockton), . 


977,864 


18,603 


88,364 


1.428 


21 


285,000 


FallRiTor 


1,464,072 


38.802 


236,363 


2,780 


170 


412.000 


Fltchbnrg, .... 


S09,4IiO 






1226 


20 


182,300 




100,774 






308 


10 


46,200 


Framlagham, 


722,909 






1,607 


89 


284,940 


Fraoklin (Tomer"* Falls),. 


18,600 


- 


- 


99 


8 


10,800 


Gardner, .... 


327,965 


_ 


, 


616 


116 


60,000 




880.600 






2,024 


61 


730,000 


Qiatton, .... 


247,870 






770 


10 


85,810 


Greendale (Needham), . 


296,302 






461 


108 


107,890 


133,637 






91 


7 


106,046 


Oreenfleld 


233,193 


- 




034 


02 


sbIooo 


Haverblll 


727.812 






1,102 


14 


830,320 


Holyoke 


397,060 






1,287 


28 


124.600 


Hyde Park 


631,821 






line 


86 


112,890 


Iowa (Marion, Iowa), 


114.500 






890 


20 


'- 


Lawrence, .... 


1,670,340 


13,890 


89,490 


2,948 


43 


373.470 


Lee, . 




331,968 






680 


12 


87,890 


Lenox, . 




44,076 


44,678 


44,676 












625,896 


76 


160 


926 


26 


109.888 


Lexinston, . 




216,610 






593 


46 


76.000 


LOMII, 




1,227,426 


1,364 


8,206 


1,340 




233,190 


Lynn, . . 




2,322,390 






6,490 


- 


649,087 


Maiden 


3,447.021 


1,000 


1,200 


8,360 


22 


776.750 



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369,418 


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964 


160 


130,463 


McDonald,!). S., Co. (Boa- 














ton) 


2.330 












Medfield 


694,866 






1,181 


36 


282,080 


Mednrar, . . . . 


92,979 






160 




46,489 


MIford 


300,468 






646 


13 


66,000 


Mllbury 


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6 


39 90 


Mllon 


741,744 


- 


- 


1,044 


99 


178, 69 


Nantucket, .... 


202,720 


_ 


_ 


426 


6 


61,200 


NaHek 


M9,161 






730 


60 


100,000 


Ntw Bedford, . . 


987,318 


22,318 


81,966 


1,314 


51 


102.048 


Newbnryport, . 


199,936 






640 




90,000 


Newton, .... 


1.865,836 






4,907 




606,813 


Nllei Traat BsCate (Boston) , 


1096 












North Adama, . . . 


696,660 






660 


165 






648,390 


- 


- 


860 


90 


161,060 


Orange, .... 


231,362 


- 




590 


42 


76,116 


RttBfield 


1,084,187 


1,076 


_ 


1,864 


102 


242,605 


Plymonth 


304,540 




- 


616 


35 


106,600 


QuiDcy 


933,361 


- 




2,290 


32 


233,000 


Randolph 


197,246 


'_ 


_ 


689 


_ 


60,520 


Rawaoo (Lelwgter), . 


222,049 


- 


- 


660 


12 


70,200 


Salem 


906 920 




_ 


2,266 


82 


267,400 


Bbeibnme Fall 


108,800 






260 




32,000 


SomerTllle, .... 


1.937,344 






3,332 


98 


437,400 


SonthbridM, . . 


182,690 






501 




81,901 


Sonth Hadley Fall*, . . 


73,000 






360 


21 


64,000 


Speacer 


43.801 






404 




41,300 


Sleam and Power Co. (Bos- 














ton), .... 














Stongbton, .... 


132,360 






300 




69,906 


Sabnrban (Boston). . 


403,600 


2,000 




30 


147 


52,000 


Subnrban (Bevere), . 


1,249.693 




- 


1,S08 




276,476 


Union (Franklin), . 


202,845 


_ 


_ 


393 


44 


68,600 


uSbridge and^orth'brldge) 


2,423,170 


39,081 


140,209 


2,144 


43 


446.347 


404,436 






364 


94 


61,848 


Waltham, .... 


697,400 


. 


. 


1,277 


68 


139,300 


Ware, . . 




87,275 






813 


27 


22.300 


Webster, . 




160.896 






685 


2 


58,780 


Westborongh, 




169,284 






414 




64,187 


WeecoD, . 




620,000 






795 


90 


131,000 






648,146 






1,274 


2 


217,398 


Whitman, '. 




229,290 






677 


4 


78,645 


Winchendon, 




216,013 


1,334 


1,334 


498 


63 


68,144 


Wobara, . 




1,907,636 






2,970 


196 


533.200 


WorcostBT, .... 


3,194,811 


18,103 


1,223,770 


4,816 


318 


400,466 



The following table showa the number of motors supplied 
on arc, incandeBcent and power circuits, not including those 
for street railways, and the number of single and double 
arc lamps, June 30, 1901 : — ■ 



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166 






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160 


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Snburban (BoatonJ, . 
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The followiDg table shows the number of commercial lights 
of the differeot kinds installed, and the number of customers 
tor each kind, on June 30 last : — 



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Cases fekdinq before the Board. 

Petition of the Milford Electric Light nnd Power Com- 
pany for approval of an issue of new stock. 

Petition of the Plymouth Electric Light Company for 
approval of an issue of bonda. 

Petition of the Clinton Gas Light Company for approval 
of an issue of new stock and bonds. 

Petition of the Amesbury Electric Light Cooipany for 
approval of an issue of boada. 

Appeal of Union S. Adams from a decision of the select- 
men of TowDsend in favor of A. D. Fessenden. 

Appeal of the Clinton Gas Light Company from a deci- 
sion of the selectmen of Clinton in favor of the Bigelow Car- 
pet Company. 

Petition of the Provincetown Electric Light Company for 
approval of an issue of new stock and bonds. 

Petition of the selectmen of Bridgewater against the 
Bridgewater Electric Company, rehttive to the supply of 
electric lights. 

Petition of the Maiden Electric Company for approval of 
an issue of new stock. 



Respectfully submitted, 



FORREST E. BARKER. 
MORRIS SCHAFF. 
CHAS. H. GIFFORD. 



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APPENDIX A.— COMPANIES. 



Balance Shrets, Mandfacturino and Profit and Loss 
Accounts, to June 30, 1901. 

[From ibe returns mad* bb corrected by tlio Board.] 



ABINGTON AND ROCKLAND. F.LEnTBIC LIGHT AND POWER COM- 
PANY OF. 
Abbetb. 

Real estate t!5,401 26 

Steam plant, 27,399 02 

Electric plant 23,363 73 

Electric lines, 21,714 60 

Meiers, 3,715 77 

Doe For light and power 2,S2B 99 

Fuel on hand 717 00 

Carbons on hand, 30 00 

Oil and vasle on hand, 2160 

lucandeecent lamps on hand. 323 OU 

Fixtures on hand 23li 72 

Horses, vatcons, el«., 202 SO 

Office (nmltore, 100 00 

Cash on hand 467 62 

Total assets, OS per hooks of the company . tia6,fi20 71 

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Capital etock f79,000 00 

Bonds Issned 29,000 00 

Notes payable, 3,000 00 

Interest accmed but not dne 312 SO 

Total liabilities, as per books o( the company, .... |103,312 SO 

ProSt and loss balance, 3,208 21 

(106,620 71 

Operating expenses : 

At station 98,797 18 

For distribution 7,296 S9 

management, 3,156 71 

taxes and Incidentals, . . . 2.016 42 

$21,266 20 

Income Irom sale of light and power, . . . . (22,939 36 

Balance t« profit and tos 1,673 16 



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Balaace June 30, 1900, . . 

Balance of manutacturiog account, 

Interest received, 

Inieraet paid, 91,296 00 

DiTidendB declared 3,760 00 

Depiedatloa, 4,300 00 

Balance June 30, 1901 3.2QS 21 



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Electric lines, 

TraOBfotmers, 

IncandeecenC installation, 

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Sundry accounts due the company. 

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11,816 31 

10,963 70 

13.D3B 69 

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1.416 58 

2,603 57 

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19,236 67 



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3,179 82 

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ADAMB QAS UQHT COMPANY. 

Real Mtoto, »21,e77 77 

Machinerj and mannfactDring appliancw, 8,03S 00 

Bireet mains 6,392 66 

Hetera, 2,072 30 

Dae for gas 726 4(1 

Qas coal on band, t7S 00 

Pnrif jlng maUHala on hand 90 00 

Other maierisls on hand 138 00 

Storea on hand, 87 47 

Office fbrnitDTe 215 00 

Cub cm band 4,i76 61 



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Balance of manutactarlng account, 3,016 47 

Benta 137 SO 

DlTldendB declared 93,460 00 

Balance June 30, 1901 26.691 41 

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MlNUFlCTDBINQ AOOOUHT. 

Operating expeiiBes : 

At Btation 9427 88 

For dlstrlhDtioD, 56 99 

tAxes and Inddenlula, ... 10 36 

J495 23 

lacome from aale of light and power 9799 08 

other BOarcea 24 80 

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AMESBURT ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER COMPANY. 

B«alMt»(e tl2,2IO 40 

Steam plant, 1S,U2 19 

Electric plant 19,808 M 

Electric iinea, S^tS 92 

Tranaformers, 1,469 03 

Meten 1,111 OS 

Arc lamps, 1,368 32 

New street lights, 84B 76 

Dae for ligbt and power, 3,847 84 

Fuel on bud, 663 M 

Carbons od band 91 21 

Oil Md waete on hand, 37 B8 

Globes on hand 16 OO 

Other materials on hand, S42 S3 

Fixtures on hand, 627 76 

Sundry accounte dne (he company, 1,430 6B 

Office tnmllure, ... 199 BS 

Cash on hand 11 60 

Notes receivable, 64 00 

Insurance, 636 00 

Investments 37,270 64 

Total aaiets, as per books of the company, * $108,923 18 

Capital stock »5O,30O 00 

Notes payable 66,678 13 

Unpaid bUls 2,626 61 

Total liabilities, as per books or the company $108,603 64 

Profit and lose balance, 419 Al 

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At station, $14,416 78 

For distribution, 1,992 86 

management, 606 36 

taxes and inddenlals, . . 1,043 86 

»17,9fl8 84 

Income Irom sale of light and power, .... $19,694 31 

otber sources 267 76 

Balance to profit and loss 1.903 22 

$19,862 06 $19,862 06 
Pbofit ahd Lobs AaaacxT. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 $988 46 

Balance oF manufacturing acconnt, .... 1,903 22 

Bents 60 00 

Jobbing 258 92 

Interest paid, $1,664 65 

Dividends declared, 628 75 

Other items, 482 78 

Balance June 30, 1901, ....... 419 fil 

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AMESBURY AND SALISBURY OA8 COMPANY. 

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Re^ CBlalc, ¥4,900 00 

Hacbiaery und mannroctutlng appllancea 36,486 M 

Street m&lds 26,7W IS 

Meten 1,646 SS 

Due tor gaa 1,292 27 

Qaa coal on hand, ' . . . . 760 00 

Enricbera on band 412 eO 

roTitjIng materlalB on band, 226 00 

Otber materlalg on band 163 16 

Siavea on hand 738 76 

Fixtniee on band, 254 3« 

Sandr7 acconnU dne Ibe company, AM 29 

Offlcs taniltare, 264 6S 

Caah on hand 830 37 



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Balance ot manafacturing account, . 

Jobbing, 

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Real estate (gas) (441 00 

Mocblneiy and maniifactnring appliances (gas), 4,999 00 

Street mains (gas), 4,0C9 00 

Meiers (gas) 810 00 

Dne for gM 814 31 

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Real eslaie (electric) 6,202 00 

Sieam plani (electric) 13,992 00 

Electric plant 7,0« 00 

Electric lines lt,2M 00 

Transtormera, 2,265 00 

Heters (electric) 2,090 00 

Arc lamps, 78S 00 

Dne tor electric ligbt and power, 3,207 83 

Fuel on hand (electric). . . ' 360 00 

Carbons on hand, 17 00 

Oil and waate on band 68 00 

Other electric materials on band, 699 41 

Sondry accountB dne tbe company, IBS 40 

Office tarnitnre 300 00 

Cash on hand 732 82 

Insurance unexpired '. . . . . 100 00 

Total asiMa, as per boobs of tbe company (61,02177 



Capital stock f40,00D 00 

Notes payable 19,000 00 

Total llabilltieg, as per books of the company 969,000 00 

ProQt and loss balance, 2,021 77 

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operating expenses (gas) : 

At works, 92,001 97 

For dlstribntioii 392 09 

management, 243 03 

taxes and incidentals, ... 296 89 

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At station (4,666 73 

For distribution 3,071 71 

management, 1,416 S8 

taxes and incidentals, ... 639 33 

9,782 SB 

Income from gale of gas f2,6Sl 31 

sale of electric ligbt and power, . . . 14,860 76 

Balance to pra6t and loss : 

Gas 281 67 

Electric 6,068 43 

•17.783 76 J17,783 76 
PnoriT AND Loss Account. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 96,236 73 

Balance of gas mannfacturing account, .... 9281 67 

Balance of electric maaufacturing acconut, . . . S,06S 43 

Interest paid 962 72 

DlTidends declared, 2,000 00 

Depredation, 6,038 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 2,021 77 



111,304 16 (11,304 IS 

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ANDOVBR ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

Real ratate «13,289 02 

Ste&m plant, 13,966 fit 

Eleclilo plant, U,203 68 

Electric lines 9,808 02 

TraneFornier 3,070 24 

Helen, 3,372 13 

Arc limpB, 1,422 23 

Dae For tigbt and power, 1,927 88 

Fuel on hand, 860 00 

Carbons on hand, 30 00 

Oil and waste on band S 60 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 1S3 66 

Globes on band, 10 00 

Otber materiaU on band, 243 IS 

Fbttnrea on hand, 44 14 

Horses, wagons, etc., 135 26 

Snndiy acconnu dne the company, 109 20 

OfBce fornitare, 30 72 

Cash on band, 7 13 

Insarance, 61 24 

Investments 1,000 00 

Total assets, as per boohs or tbe company t63,430 20 

LUBtUTIBS. 

Capltil stock (30,000 00 

Bonds lesoed . 22,000 00 

Notes payable 8,690 00 

Unpaid bills, 2,080 25 

Interest accraedbnl not dae, 660 00 

Total liabilities, as per books ot the company, .... (63,430 25 



Operating expenses : 

Ac station, (9,888 83 

For dietribnUon 2,344 SB 

management, 1,482 66 

lazes and incidentals, ... 784 78 

tlO,S01 12 

Income from sale of light and power, .... (14,19669 

Balance to profit and loss 3,69B 47 

(14,196 59 (14,196 69 
Fhopit and Loaa Acoount. 



Balance Jane 30, 1900, . 
Balance ofmannfactDrlng account, . 

Rents, 

Interest paid, 

Depreciation, . . 




(3,801 BG (3,801 SO 

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ARLINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPAKT. 

Real esUtie, $16,216 90 

MachLnen' ")d maoiifactaring appljoocea, . ... . S1,S07 20 

StnetmaloB, 11,692 6B 

Meters, 4,636 7b 

Due for gu 3,339 93 

Gab coal on band 2,060 SO 

EnricberB on hand 90 00 

StoTei and fixtnree on band 1,692 61 

Hories, wagoni, etc., . . . . ^ 197 00 

Office tnraltnre, 223 76 

Cash on hand 3,080 66 

Inveatmenta 4,000 DO 

Total asBets, as per booba of Ibe company, $108,826 84 



Caplt&l itork |70,000 OO 

BondB isBued, 20,000 DO 

Deposits 130 00 

Unpaid dividends, 844 OO 

Amounts dne from tbe company, not Included above, .... 162 00 

Total llabitlUes, as per boohs of tbe company (91,136 00 

Profit and iosa tnJance 17,690 84 

9108,826 84 
Mahvfactvrinq Account. 
Operating expenses : D«. ci. 

At works $10,213 80 

For dlstrlbnUoo 1,340 68 

management, 2,371 23 

Uxes and InddentalB, . . . 1,162 64 

$16,088 26 

iDCOme from sale of gas, $17,78133 

residuals 1,011 89 

Balance to profit and loas, 3,704 97 

$18,703 22 $18,793 22 

FBOFIT and LoBB AcOOtlNT. 

Dt Cl. 

Balance June 30, 1900, $14,777 12 

Balance of manufacturing account, 3,704 97 

Other Itemi of Income 70 84 

Interest paid $761 22 

Other ItemB, 100 87 

Balance June 30, 1901, 17,690 84 

$18,662 93 $18,662 93 

ATHOL GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 
Assets. 

Re«l estate (gas) $9,000 oo 

Hachinery and maDDfacluring appliances (gas), . ... . 18,613 20 

Street mains (gas), lg,16B 35 

Meters (gas) 2,6ra 30 

Due for gas, 8TS 70 



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Om eotJ on bind f ICi6 DO 

Bnrichen oa Imnd, 24S 2S 

Pariffing materials on band 28 2S 

Otber gaa mslerlala on band, 200 00 

8toTea OD band, 40 00 

Real estaU (electric) 1,SS0 00 

Sieam pUnt (electric) 15,618 74 

ElflctricplftDt, ■ 39,117 60 

Eleclrie llacs 7,138 M 

Transrormers 1,042 90 

Meters (electric), I,I1B 00 

Arc lamps |,«60 B9 

Due Tor electric light and power 1,180 Bl 

Fuel OD hand (electric) S8S 00 

Carbon* on band, 119 72 

Oil and waste on band 62 60 

Otber electric materials on band 100 00 

Electric flxtnres on baod, 214 48 

Cash OD band 222 8S 

Total assets, as p«r books otthe company (119,396 S8 

LUBlLltlEe. 

Captlal stock t40,000 00 

Bonds issaed 4D,D00 DO 

Notes paTftble, 23,W0 00 

Interest accrued bol not dae AOO 00 

Total liabilities, as per books o( tbe company, f 104,000 00 

Profit and loss balance, IS.39e 68 

tl 19,396 6S 

MlHUPACTURTNa AOCOUNT. 

Da. Cl. 

Operating expenses (gas) ; 

At work SS,273 26 

For dislribation SIO IS 

management, 1,338 13 

taxes and incidentals, . . . 1S4 63 

f7,386 12 

Operating expanses (electric) : 

At station, $4,048 82 

For distrlhntlon 737 92 

management, 872 00 

taxes and incidenlal 663 24 

8,921 98 

Income from sale of gas, $9,342 07 

sale o( electric ligbt and poner. . . . 13,274 03 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Gas 1,9«S 9S 

Electric 8,3S2 04 

$22,616 09 $22,616 09 
Phofit and Loss Account. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 $11,364 38 

Balance ot gas mannfaclaring account, .... 1,955 9S 

B«lance of electric man utaciu ring account, . . . 8,362 04 

Interest paid $4,047 D2 

Otber item 218 75 

Balance June 30, 1901 li),396 68 

$19,662 3S $19,862 36 



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ATTLEBORO QAS UQHl COMPANY CORPORATION. 

Real estate $3B,26i TB 

Macblneiy and mannfaetoring appliances 38,51109 

Street mainj 17,497 68 

Meters, 0,100 61 

Dae for ga 4,086 17 

Qua coal on hand 2,3S1 16 

Coke on hand 24 00 

TttT on bond 225 00 

Piuifrlng materials OD band 175 00 

Otber materialB on hand SS7 24 

Stoves OD band 36 SS 

FixtnreB on hand, 79 07 

Snndry acconnts due the company. 736 26 

Office fnrnltare 525 58 

Cash on hand M29 36 

Notes receivable 2B CO 

InTestments 3,657 57 



Tolal assets, as per books ot the company, (100,671 9 



Mandfaotdbino Aocount. 



Operating expenses ; 








At works, 


. tl8,44l 67 








1,081 11 








3,219 46 






taxes and Incidentals, . 


1,674 61 










C24,3I6 71 




Income trom gale ol gas, . 








residnaki, . . 




























f34,745 88 


$34,745 88 
























$43,408 62 
10,429 14 


Balance of mannfactoring accoant, . 












Rents 








Jobbinff 






446 16 



Otber items of Income, 
Inleiest paid, 
Diridends declared, . 
Other items. 
Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 



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ATTLEBOROUGH STEAM AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

RetimMe, »20,000 00 

Steam plant 31,988 96 

Electric plant 13,037 18 

BleCUic ilnea 20,162 10 

Tranetormers 7,490 00 

Meter 3,026 OO 

Arc lamps, 2,612 BO 

Waiet power plant, .....'....-.. 2,000 00 

Due ror light and power 4,006 09 

FdbI on hand, 1,092 60 

Carbons on hand 44 ID 

on and waste on hand 2S 72 

IncandeBcent lamps on band 230 7S 

Qlobea on hand 90 26 

Other materials on hand, 1,127 31 

Motors on hand 102 60 

Fixtures on hand 600 00 

Sundry occoDDts doe the cotapany, 3|172 63 

Office fprniture 324 70 

Cash on hand, 8,34S 07 

Total Bsaets, as per books of the company, $119,222 33 

LlABILITIBB. 

Capital Block, #60,000 00 

Bonds Issued 30,000 00 

Notes payable 10,000 00 

Dnpaid bill 4,290 '99 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company, (104,290 99 

Froflt and loss balance 14,931 34 

(119,222 33 



Operating expenses : 

At StaUon, «16,S17 12 

For distribution 1,216 74 



taxes and incldeatats, . . . 2,102 42 

f21,242 81 

Income from sale or light and power, .... (30,866 10 

Balance to profit and loss, 9,822 29 

130,866 10 (30,866 10 
Profit and Loss Account. 

M. Ca. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (16,869 48 

Balance ot mannbclnrlng acconot, 9,022 29 

Hants, 248 00 

Jobbing, 63 74 

Interest paid (1,967 53 

Depreciation, 8,349 48 

Other items 656 16 

Balance June 30, 1901 14,931 34 

(26,803 61 (26,803 61 



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ATER ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 
( DDincorporated . ) 

Real eiUie «3,139 16 

Steam plant S,OOS N 

Electric plant 3,449 S3 

Electric lloeB 8,9S3 69 

Transtormerg, 1,004 66 

Meters 1,288 77 

Ate lamp 349 02 

Due /or iight aod power, 745 38 

Faet on haod, 406 8S 

Carbons on hand, 5 33 

Oil and waste on hand, 20 II 

lacandesceat lampa on band. 2S 45 

Globea on hand 10 67 

Sundry accounts due the compaa}'. 146 6S 

ODce furnitaie, 66 8S 

Cash on hand 9 93 

Total asaetB, aa per books of (be compauy, $25,602 OS 

LlABlLlTIEB. 

Capital Invested 91^.586 32 

Moles payable, 6,630 74 

Unp^d bills, 3,713 03 

Auonnte due ttom the company, not Incladed above, .... iiSO 00 

Total liabilltlee, aa per booki of tbe company (25,480 09 

Prodt and Iqbs balance, 122 86 

«25,602 99 
Hanufactubimo Aocoumt. 
Operating expenses : 

At Station $2,964 S2 

For distribution 107 07 

maoagement 419 72 

taxes and Incidentals, ... 157 70 

$3,649 01 

Income Trom sale of light and power $4,127 11 

Balance to profit and lose 478 10 

$4,127 11 $4,127 U 
Fbofit and Loss Account. 

u>. O. 

Balance June 30, 1900, $102 96 

Balance of manufocturiog account, $47B 10 

Wiring, 73 63 

Interest p^d 32A 81 

Balance June 30, 1901 122 S6 

$551 63 $561 S3 

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BAY STATE QAS COMPANY. 

Real ostBte, machinery and mannfacturlng appliances and street mains, $3,328,727 67 

Meters. 869 75 

Dne for gas, 336,216 M 

Gas coal on band, 21,930 98 

Tar on hand, I_3(j4 82 

Eurlcbcrs on hand, 17,018 77 

ParlfjlDg malerlalii on hand, 1,242 oo 

Other materUlB on hand, 18,783 73 

Slorea on hand I94 gg 

Gas on hand 775 3B 

Horsea, wagons, etc 1,373 jq 

Sundry accounts due Ihe company, 67,372 66 

Cash on hand 11,624 7* 

NotBH recertablo 7 400 gg 



Total aaeets, as per books of the company, $2,803,573 47 



LUBTLITIEB. 

Capital stock |2,000,000 OO 

Notes payable, 250,000 00 

Unpaid bill 181,778 96 

ts due from Che company, not Included above 146,605 68 



Manufacturinq Aooount. 
Operating expenses : 

At work »340,B23 31 

For management, 2,323 87 

taxes and Incidentals, . . 44,472 12 

gae bonght, 6,864 76 









#393,974 06 
109,821 34 


$497,007 73 
6,587 66 








Balance to profit and loss. 


PnOPlT A( 


ID Loss Account. 




$503,696 39 

Db. 

$10,697 38 
210,000 00 
226,288 84 


$603,696 39 

$236,867 24 

109,621 34 

301 64 

82,048 00 

18,060 00 




acconnt, . 












Dividends declared, . 


















$446,886 22 

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BEVERLY GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Street malDB (gas)' '^.308 71 

M«ten (gai), 9,924 30 

DneforgsB 4^103 

Oaa cost on band, 811 30 

Coke on band 32 00 

Tar on hand, 837 W 

BDiichen od band 28 13 

Sioves on hand, 117 8S 

R«Bl eitkte (electric), 18,486 98 

Stsain plant (electric), 33,879 81 

Electric plant, 31,602 94 

Electric line 37,817 94 

Traasfonnere 4,160 S7 

Hetera (electric), 3,182 60 

Arc InmpB, . 4,833 8S 

Dne tor electric light «od power, 4,B19 T8 

OU and waste on band, 3189 

InomdeBceot lunpa on band 11 73 

Otobee on hand, 19 00 

Sondr; acconnts dne tbe company, 824 38 

Office tnrnltnre, 1,019 48 

Cash on hand, 9,461 00 



500 DO 



Total aaieta, as per bi 



LlABILITtBe. 

Capital stock, $142,000 00 

Bonds Issaed, 11,800 00 

Unpaid bills 352 74 

Deposits, 306 00 



HANUrAOTCBINO 

Operating expenses (gas) ; 

At works »ia,207 76 

For diatribntlon 1,329 26 

managemenl 3,669 96 

taxes and incldentala, . . 



Operating expenaes (electric) ; 

At station »10,737 12 

For diatrtbation 2,43fi 71 

management 3,103 96 



816,227 73 



18,344 90 

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Dm. 



Income bom wie of gas tIZ,7S7 60 

raaldnala, ....... 3,544 83 

otber sonroea (gti), 13 93 

isle of BlecBlc llgbt and power, . . . 33,318 41 

otber sonices (electric} IDS 33 

Balance to profit and loai : 
OsB f9,lfi8 12 

Electric ' 1B,I31 M 

t68,Sa3 59 ^,862 09 
FRoriT AND Loii AoooviCT. 

Da. cl 

Balance Juie 30, 1900 (Se.lTS 21 

Balance of gas maaDfactorlng aecoont, .... 9,1B8 IS 

Balance of electric mannfactnring acconnt, . . 1G,1S1 84 

Inlereat Tcceived 834 94 

Rents, 77 00 

Jobbing 60 13 

Interest paid, (TOB 00 

DiTidenda declared 14,300 00 

Other items 68 67 

Balance Jnoe 30, 1901 96,453 66 

«111,42S 28 $111,428 23 



BU.LEBICA. 
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BLA.CKSTOKE ELECTRIC UQHT COHPANT. 



Real eMale, (3,718 71 

Steam plant, 7,382 90 

Electric plant 3,975 11 

Electric lines 10,779 18 

Transformers 1,202 60 

Metars 9S6 78 

AicUmps 843 7B 

Due for Ught and power, 990 33 

Fnel on hand, 60 00 

Carbons on hand 20 70 

OU and waste on band 33 00 

Incandescent lampt on band B99 32 

Qlobea on hand 43 M 

Other materials on band, 486 93 

Flztnies on hand S7 30 

Horses, wagons, etc., 160 00 

Snndrj acconnls dtte the company 653 8) 

Iniorance, 40 77 

Invesiments, 372 07 

Total assets, as per books of tbe companf, 932^ SI 



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[Jan. 



Capitol atock, 
Notes pkjrftble, 
(Topald bills, 



« 10,000 DO 
17,040 00 
■1.506 70 



Opentlng exptotet : 

AtCtKtlOD,' . 

For dinribatlon, . 
muutgemeiit, . 
laxM Bod inddent&le, 



MAHlTPAOrTTKINO AO COUNT. 

t4,eg6 02 

1,127 02 
232 13 
362 32 



jDCOme from sale of light and power, 
other BooicM (electric). 
Balance to profit and lots. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, 

Balance of manafactnrtng acconnl, . 

Jobbing, 

Other itema ot Income, 

Interest paid, 

DlTldendi declared 

Depredation, 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 



> I«ee AooouNT. 



I,S4S SI 

9S,3Sfi 80 (8,36B 80 

(172 S3 

1,648 31 

94 90 

17S 12 



»2,09t 18 t2,091 IS 



BLOCK PLANT ELBCTBIC LIGHT COMPANY. 
(Boston.) 

Steam plant fli 

Electric plant 10,449 

Electric lino 6,390 l; 

Hetere 1,3S4 6! 

Aiclampa, 1 

Doe tor Ugbt and power, 1,607 04 

I^el on band 

Carbons on band 

Oil and waste on band, 

Incandescent lamps on hand 

Otber materials on hand 

Fixtures on band, 

Cash on hand, 



Total assets, as per books ot the companj. 

Liabilities. 

Ca[dtal stock 

Notes payable 

Unpaid bills, 



19,741 3 



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HUtCTAOTCRINB AOOOHNT. 

Dl. Cl. 

Operating expenns : 

At sullon f I3,8S8 06 

For diiMbatlon 1,211 il 

management 1,207 00 

taxM and intddentals, ... B79 86 

f 16,986 43 

Income from sale ol llglit and power f 16,808 S7 

other M)nrce« 1,878 96 

Balance to proQt and loii, 1,70109 

918,087 S2 »18,S87 92 

PKOMT A.HD LoaS AOOOVNT. 

Da. Ct. 

Balance June 30, 1900, $11,428 18 

Balance of manvfutnring account 1,701 00 

Jobbing, 02 6i 

Interest paid f70 72 

DlvideadB declared 760 00 

Other Item* 720 83 

Balanra Jnne 30, IBOl 11,630 26 

«1S,1S1 91 913,181 91 



BLUB HILL BLECTBIC COUPANT. 
(Canton.) 

Real estate •6,489 98 

Steam plant, 11,010 29 

Electric plant, 18,2B8 33 

ElectHc linea 37,626 62 

Transfonnetl, 3,906 40 

Meters 1,481 71 

Arc lamps 2,834 99 

Doe for light and power, 1,914 82 

Fnel on hand, I,3e0 OO 

Carbons on hand, 26 90 

Oil and waate on band 18 20 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 194 61 

Qlobes on hand 39 00 

Other materials on hand, 110 06 

Horses, wagons, etc 670 02 

Sandry acconnu due the compaof 13 69 

Office fnmilnre 2 SO 

Cash on band 11 89 

iDsnrance, 119 19 

Interest adranced, 312 17 

Total assets, as per books of the company 989,130 67 



LUBIUTIU. 

Capital Slock 930,000 00 

Bonds issued 20,000 00 

Motes paj^ble SftSOO DO 



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[Jan. 



VapAtdbllU, (1,6W93 

InKretl uoned bnt not doe 206 00 

Tout UttillltiM, w per books of the compnnr $86,16S 92 

Profll ud Ion balance 3.S6S TO 

189,436 6T 

IlANUPlOTUKINa AOOOCKT. 

Operttlng ezpenies : 

At lUtion, «6,fil9 66 

For dittribntloB, 828 01 

managemmit, ..... 6S7 31 

uzeB uid tnddeDlftla, ... 791 97 

t8,7M 97 

Income fh>m lale of light and power f 11,349 67 

other wmrcM (el«ctrie), .... 42 00 

Balance lo pAflt and loaa, 2^ 80 

fU^wTw «11,391 57 
Pbofit ufs Lou Aaootmr. 

Da. Ca. 

Balance June 30, 1900, (3,300 00 

Balance ot mannlactDrlng account, 2,59fl 60 

loiereBt paid, 93,928 SB 

Balance JtuM 30, 1901, S,209 75 

$6,190 60 t6,196 60 



BOSTOH ELECTRIC LIGHT COUPANT. 

Beal estate (971,697 W 

Steam plant, 666,068 77 

Electric plant 707,604 88 

Electric llneB, 2,372,874 M 

TraDBformen IM,3S0 10 

Meters, »t,604 OS 

Aic lamps, 180,636 22 

Dne for llgbt and power 117,839 37 

Fnel on band 13,780 32 

Carbons on band, 0,461 92 

Oil and waite on band 274 70 

Incandescent lamp* on band, 4,617 72 

aiobee on band 4,470 92 

OUier maieriali on band 02,469 91 

Motors on hand 6,399 69 

Horses, wagons, etc., 0,000 00 

Snndij acooanls doe the nHopany 80,182 14 

Office f amltme 4,000 00 

Cash on band, 207,348 44 

Insnrance, 1,848 38 

Total assets, m per books of the companjr $5,648,377 63 

LUBILITIBa. 

Capital stock $3,000,000 00 

Bonds isBiwd 1,200,000 00 

Notes payable, 476,000 00 

Unpaid bUI 62,789 84 

Depoalts, 1,393 88 

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Intereet accrned bat not dae, $23,733 IS 

BcaerTOd fnnd 10.488 06 

Depredatioa fand, 120,000 00 

Total liftbllitlM, aa per books ol the company, .... $4,M3,301 93 
Proflt uid losB balance 703,072 70 

96,646,377 S3 
Mahdfaoidbiko Aooouht. 

OperaUng expenaes : 

At slation f 174,031 S6 

For distribution, 133,117 BO 

management, 83,190 14 

taxes and Incidental*, . . . 111,707 32 

W02,016 71 

Income ftom sale of light and power, .... 9977,414 46 

otber MDTCeg 3,4A3 40 

Balance to profit and los 478,821 IC 

9980,867 86 (980,867 86 

FaOFIT AITD LOBB AOODCITT. 

Balance Jaue 30, 1900, (663,493 00 

Balance of mannfactnrlng acconnt, 478,821 IS 

Rente 3,996 33 

Jobbing 6,810 40 

Froflta from sale of real eilate 14^72 40 

Interest paid #84,908 28 

DlTidends derlnred 270,000 00 

Deprecialioo 6,336 18 

D^iredatloa fond 120,000 00 

Otber Items, 1,398 IS 

Balance June 30, 1901, 703,072 70 

91,184,762 3291,184,762 ^ 



BOSTON OAS LIQHT COUPANT. 

Eeal estate, 91,333,623 87 

Hacblnery and mannfactnilng appliances 3,132,922 48 

Street mains. 2,284,399 41 

Meters 467,904 13 

Due tor gas 139,967 90 

Oas coal on band, 11,666 68 

Tar on band 4,639 83 

Enilchers on hand, 7,710 82 

Pniifylng materials on band, 423 21 

Otber materials on hand, 46,186 37 

Stoves on band, 188,664 86 

Oas on hand, 2,706 00 

Ammonia on band 406 82 

Horses, wagons, etc 8,004 79 

Sundrjr acconnts doe the companj, 298,769 96 

Office fornitare, 16,409 64 

Cash on hand, 39,696 67 

Notes receivable, 100,000 00 

Works improTcment 9,109 74 

Totalassets, aap«ibo(toOf tbeoompanr, 98,070,983 86 

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[Jan. 



Capital slock 

Notea p&7able, 

Unpaid bills, 

DeposiU, 

Roserved, contingent and depredation tnnds, 
Amonnts doe Iioai the companj, not fnclnded above, 



108,490 3. 
33,203 II 
279,Ul 11 



MunrrAOTDUtra Aooovmi. 







Da. 0*. 


AtWOTkB, 


. tI18,T01 20 




For digtrlbntlon 


M,021 96 






67,«!7 08 






. 132.812 se 




gas bought, .... 


410,081 48 


•813,044 28 






»1,H4,447 28 






Balance to pNfltBDdloH, 




311,420 M 




tl,124,4S4 78tl,124,464 78 


Pkomt Al 


(D Loss AOOOVMt. 


Dt C*. 






«4,es3,4(e 38 

311,420 BO 


Balance of mannfactnring acsonnt, , 





Interest rec^ved 

EeotB 

BrookllDG Gas LIgfat Company Tetnmed, 
Olber items orincome, .... 

Inwrest paid, 

DiTidcnda declared, 

Ba7 State Gtu Companj rentals, . 
Balance Jnne 30, 1901, .... 



919,264 OS 

300,000 00 

82,046 00 

. 4,S24,290 28 

94,620,600 33f4,92S 600 33 



BBIDQEWATBR EI:bCTBIC COUPAHY. 



Real estate 

Steam plant, 

Electric plant, 

Electric, lines, 

Arc lamps 

Dae for ligbt and power, 

Fnel on band, 

Carbons on band, 

Oil and waste on hand 

Incandescent lamps on hand 

Globes on band 

Other materials on hand, 

Sundry accounts dne the company, . 

Cash on hand, 

Total asseti, as per books of the company. 



933,247 SI 



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LlABILITIM. 

Capita itoch, (15,000 00 

Boods lEBued 16,000 00 

Unpaid bUli 1,722 28 

Total UfttdlitieB, u per book* of tlia eompanr, .... «31,722 23 



Profit aod toil balance, 



Operating expenieB : 



HunVAOTCSINO AOOODNT. 



For dlairlbotlon, . 
managemeDt, . 
lazBB and inddentaU, 



Balance June SO, 1900, . 
Balance or manufacturing at 
Interest paid. 
Balance Jane 30, IfiOl, 



««,236 17 
671 28 
89 36 
BUBO 



D Loai Aooonra. 



I,fi25 12 
933,247 SB 




92.390 12 CS,3B0 V 



BROCKTON OA8 LIGHT COHPAHY. 



Dae for gag 

Oaa coal on hand, . . . . 

Coke on liand 

Tar on hand, 

Enricben on hand, .... 
PnrifTing materlsts on band, . 
Other material! on hand, . 

Stoves on hand 

Plxtores on hand 

Oas on hand 

Horseg, wasoni, etc.. 

Sundry accounts dtie the companj. 

Office f nmitnre, . . . < 

CMb on hand, 

Ininrance, 



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[Jan. 



Capital Btocb 9178,500 00 

Bonda Isaaed 100,000 00 

NoUb payable I4S,000 00 

Unp^d bills, 6,478 80 

D«podU 325 00 

InUreBtdnebDl not paid 2,500 00 

U due from the company, not Indndtd above 4S6 93 



TotalllabilltleB, as per boobs of the compROj, 



S433,191 23 



UufUf AOTTTSHtO AOOOTTHT. 

Operating expeaws ; 

At woika 9tt,97D D2 

For dlstrlbntion, 6,672 SO 

management, 3,fi84 St 

laxea and Inddentats, . . . 5,011 12 

Income from «ale of gaa, 

raaldnala 

other Boorcea, 

Balance to profit and loM, 



$63,846 63 

8,459 48 

80 24 






> Loss AOGOITHT. 



972,11 



Balance Jnne 30, 1900 (29,476 31 

Balance at mannfactorlng acconnt, 

Jobbing 

Interest ptid 1J,S4S 90 

Other items, l,67fi B8 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 

______^__ «44,S01 19 



21,136 76 
944,801 19 



BROOEUNE OAS LIGHT COHPANT. 



IleaI«ftale(Baa), 9683,227 85 

Machinery and manntactiirlDg appliances (gai), 716,788 37 

Street mslna (gas) 2,113,763 35 

Metera (gas), 225,604 85 

Dtie for gaB, 100,993 65 

Oai coal on band, 7,573 48 

Coke on hand, 797 10 

Tar on hand, 824 46 

EniicherB on hand 27,736 20 

Pnrlfylng materlale on hand 209 60 

StoveB on hand 176,736 94 

Bealeatate (electric), 47,300 00 

Steam plant (electric) 125,573 87 

BUctric plant 113,426 65 

Blectric lines, 205,279 73 

TranBtonner 30,013 63 

Hetera (electric), 18,314 TO 

Arc lamp 19,341 14 

Dne for eiecuic light and poirer, 19,058 BS 

Fuel on band (electric), 1,772 SO 

Carbona on hand ' 278 21 

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oil and waste on bud, t72 60 

Ineand«Bcent lampc oo band, 490 BS 

Globei on band 6fi 2fi 

Otbei electric malarlals on band, 43,419 60 

Horsei, nagoni, etc fi,186 84 

Sundry acconms due the company, 4,420 22 

Offlc« f arnltnre 4,86fi 07 

Cub on hnnd, 90,t>56 88 

Inforance 4,179 SS 

iDTCBCments 13,421 87 



Capital stock, #2,000,000 00 

BoDdi tMii«d 1,000,000 00 

Hotel payable 470,000 00 

Unpaid bill lfi,618 81 

DeposiW 24,879 17 

Interest occined bnt not doe, * . 09,219 63 

Reaerved fond, S,4S3 Sft 

Amonnts doe from the company, not Included above 1,010,606 67 

Total liabllitleB, as per books of the company, . . . .95,097,037 93 

Hakdpaotdbino Aooocnt. 
Operating expenges (gas) : 

At work 910,024 68 

Fordlstribntlon, 06,930 S2 

. . . 20,307 68 
idlnddenials, . . . 08,037 40 

sas bonght 230,966 10 

9396,271 38 

Operating expenses (electric) : 

At Station 941,426 20 

For dlBtrlbntion, %123 82 

management, 3,600 40 

taxes and Inddentals, . . 11,161 88 

78,312 SB 

Income From sale of gas, ' 9730,268 22 

sale of electric light and power, . . . 129,649 33 

Balance to profit and loM : 



9869,918 OS 9809,918 OS 
FaoviT txa Loss Aovomrr. 

Bb. Ca. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, 9303,099 70 

Balanoe ot gas manntactnrlng account 9333,996 84 

Balance ot electric mannfkcttirliig account, . . . 01,337 48 

Other items ot Income, 1,461 13 

iDteresi paid, 164,320 09 

Dividends declared 233,333 33 

Boston Oas Ugbt Company 3,149 SS 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 316,603 41 

9703,398 86 9703,398 B6 



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CAMBEIDGE ELECTEIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real eitate $81,581 17 

eteam plant, 81,203 96 

Electric pUni, G2,14S 98 

Electric lines, 116,746 43 

TnuiBlbnnera 28,14} 27 

MBtera 20,483 72 

Arc lampi 14,802 SS 

Dne for Ugbt and power 22,230 44 

Fael OD baod 4,304 42 

Cuboas on band 1,223 41 

Oil and wMte on band 68 SB 

Incandeacent lampi on band, 800 00 

GlobeB OD bond 4t 26 

Other malerlalB on baod 328 S9 

Honei, wagoDB, etc, 1,000 00 

Snodr7 acconntt doe tbe company 1,721 22 

Office niinitnre, 492 00 

Cash on hand 49,461 77 

Notes receivable, 3fi 66 

Total aesets, aa per books of the comptuir, 9606,902 61 

LlABIUTIBB. 

Capital stock $450,000 00 

Unpaid biU 3,44S 33 

Deposits, 939 20 

Fremlnni on stock 40,000 00 

Total lialrillties, u per books of tiie company $494,384 53 

Profit and loss balance 12,617 98 

9606,902 61 

HAMVFitnruntHB Aoootmr. 
Operating expenses : 

At station 966,930 97 

Foi dlstribntion 36,018 68 

management, 8,634 28 

taxes and Inddentals, . . . S,939 21 

9112,623 04 

Income from sale of light and power $174,1 16 88 

Balance to profit and loss, 81,692 84 

$174,116 88 $174,116 8S 
Fbotit and Losa Aooodht. 

Di. Cm. 

Balance Jane 30, 1960, $13,126 04 

Balance of manntactnring occotuit, 61,092 84 

Interest received, 700 00 

Othei Items of income, 10 

Interest paid, $6,900 00 

DiTidends decUred 21,000 00 

Depredation, 36,000 00 

Balance June 30, 1901 12,617 98 

976,417 98 $7B,il7 96 



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CAHBBIDOB GAS LIOHT COHPANT. 

Real ettale, tlM.sei 07 

Uschiner7 and mutnActaring appUancM, 4S0,B2S OS 

Slreel maiDS 40S,119 90 

Meters, 60,000 00 

Dae tor gu 27,14* 40 

Qm coal on hud 24,671 64 

Coke on hand 3,225 00 

Tai OD hand, ■ . . . 200 00 

PnrifyiDg material! on hand I,S22 00 

Other materiala cm band, 21,239 94 

8(0708 on hand, 1,362 S8 

Snodrr acconnta dne the company, 0,310 09 

Cash on hand, 14,343 12 

Notes receivable 324 49 

Total aaHtf, as per boohs of the companr 1 1, 172,608 46 

LuBIUTInB. 

Capital Btock, 9700,000 00 

Notes payable, 70,000 00 

Unpaid bill 24,291 18 

Deposits, 6,184 10 

Unpaid diTidendi 626 00 



HuiDFAOTrBINO AOOODITr. 



Operating expenses : 

At works tl88,9U 13 

For diatiibatlon 28,088 47 

management, 19,800 86 

taxes and inddentali, . . 28,884 68 



Income from sale of gas 9312,38108 

nsidnals, 62,661 63 

otben sources, 693 60 

Balance to profit and loi 109,168 22 

9376,626 21 9375,626 21 
Peofit and Loss Aooomnr. 

Dl Ga. 

Balance June 30, 1900, 9361,724 03 

Balance of manntactoriDg account, 100,168 22 

R«nU 468 09 

Interest p^d 93,028 31 

DiTidends declared 70,000 00 

Depreciation 24,000 00 

Jobbing charges, 2,036 69 

OUier items 827 17 

Balance June 30, IBOl, 371,468 17 

9471,360 34 9471,360 34 



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CENXBAL HASSACHDSETTS BLECTEIC COMPAKT. 
(Pftlmei.) 

Real ntate .' 9111,083 81 

Steam plant 11,493 U 

Electric pl»nl *2,»79 M 

Electric line 97,378 01 

Tnnsbnoers 9,S38 34 

M«Mrt 4,821 03 

Arc lamps 6,792 37 

FranchlM 30,000 00 

Due for ligbt and power, 8,829 62 

Fuel on baud 46 SO 

Catbona on band 35 00 

Oil and waste on h»nd, . ' SO 00 

InekodeBceot lamps on hand 49 00 

Qlobes on band 20 00 

Otbei materials on hand 268 SO 

Flxiorai on band 108 SB 

Honea, wagons, etc 205 00 

Snndrr aceonnta dne the company, G,93fl 97 

OfDce fnrnltnTe 371 76 

Cash on hand, . . ' 00 00 

2,000 00 



t3BS,470 IB 

LlABILlTIBt. 

Capital nock 9IS0,000 00 

Bonds isaned 100,000 00 

Notes payable 4S,932 11 

Unpaid bills, 4,U1 6* 

Interest dne but not paid 3,7S0 00 

Amonnta doe from the company, not Indnded abore 1,676 IS 



Total liablUliea, as per books of the CMnpany, .... |3B(>,470 18 

H&mrfAOTIJKlMO AaooDitT. 
Operating expeosea ; Da. Ci. 



Atatalion 


. Sl2,ie2 06 








3,817 78 








2,088 16 


















f 18,930 39 




Income from aale of light and power. 






#34,746 36 






lB,81It 99 
•31,746 38 








934,746 38 






















»7,673 83 








•16,816 99 






11,646 64 
































919,318 97 


119,318 97 



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CHABLBSTOWH QA8 AND ELECTEIC COMPANT. 

Seal «Bt&te (gu), »110,9S9 00 

HncblQery and manahctaiing appllkncea (gu), 163,083 93 

Street mftlns (gas) 206,072 00 

MelerB (gag) 29,008 BS 

Doelorgts, 12,111 S3 

CFm coal on biud 3,868 24 

Enricbeis on hand, 28 19 

Real eatate (electric), 20,000 00 

Steam plant (electric) 10,160 00 

Electric plant, 18,707 46 

Electric llne«, 13,888 29 

TranefOrmers, 0,708 30 

Helen (electric), 3,146 18 

Arc lamp 11,970 88 

Dae toi electric ligbt and power, 0,080 63 

Fuel on hand 2,C38 27 

Carboni on hand, 42a 00 

Sandry acconntg due the compaoy 2,482 43 

Cash on hand 4,001 31 

Total aiBBts, as per hoobg of the company (656,122 63 

LlABILITlBa. 

Capital slock, 1600,000 00 

Notes payable, 54,000 00 

Unpaid tdUs, 8,478 10 

Depoalts 2,499 71 



HANfVAOTVRINa AOOOUVT. 

Operating expenses (gai) : 

For dlBtribnUon 

management, .... 
tasei and Incldentali, . 
gaa bongbt 

Operating expeuseg (electric) : 

At station, 

Foi dtatribntlon 



Income from lale ot gu, 

reddnaU, 

Mie of electric light and power, . 
Balance to profit and loBi : 



9211,703 01 9311,703 91 



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Profit and Lois Aocodht. 

Dm. Ci. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, t8S,80S 48 

Balance of gu mauahctiiriof acconnt 42,8(1132 

Balance oT electric mannhetniing acconat, . 9,886 78 

Benii 376 OO 

Jobbing, 761 31 

Inlerert, J2,662 04 

Dividends declared 30,000 00 

DepredaUon, 9,000 00 

Otiiei item 1,833 03 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 9M44 82 



»139,B29 89 tl3S,B2g 89 



CHELSEA 0A8 LIGHT COMPANY. 

Keal estate (gaa) »170.000 00 

HachlneiraadinRnnDiceariogapp1laDce»,BtreetmBinaBndinetei«(Bae), 130,000 00 

Due tor ga» 8,277 88 

Oae coal on band, 1,919 62 

Tar on band 1,400 00 

Stoves on hand 307 02 

Real estate (etecnic) 24.048 69 

Steam plant (electric) 47,998 81 

Electric plant 41,506 OB 

Electric lines 60,710 01 

TranBrormers 4,000 00 

Meters (electric) 4,000 00 

Dne tor electric llgbt and power, 7,987 89 

Fuel on hand (electric) 2,600 00 

StiDdrr acconnts dne tlie compan; iTi 42 

Cash on band S76 40 

Total assets, as per books of the company 1496,262 37 



LUBUITTBS. 

Capital stock $300,000 00 

Bonds issned 130.000 00 

Notes payable, 14,000 00 

Deposit 4,442 26 

Unpaid dlTidends, 60 00 

Total liaUlltles, as per books of tlie company 9448,492 26 

Profit and loss balance 47,760 II 

9496,262 37 
HANUFAornEtna AooovbTi 

Ds. Ca. 

Operating expenses (gas) : 

At works, 926,819 60 

For distriballon 6,867 82 

maaagement, 6,178 16 

Uutei and inddentali, . . 6,46120 

944,316 68 



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Operatlog expensM (electric) : 

At italion, (30,771 07 

For dlBtribntlon 12,110 60 

managemenc, 3,360 00 

taxes and incidentaU, . . . 4,374 98 

«»,608 66 

iDCOme trom sale of g*B $49,740 46 

residnalB 9,018 48 

Bale of elecldc Ugbt sad power, . . . 6S,C>81 09 

Bftlance to profit and iom : 

Qbb, 14,442 2S 

Electric, 14,974 44 

»124,340 03 - 9124,340 03 
Pbovit and Loh Aooovnt. 

Da. Cm. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 9fiO,S73 23 

Balance of gas maDafactaring account, .... 14,442 26 

Balance ot electric manafhctaring account, . 14,974 44 

Ranta 470 73 

JobbiDg 693 10 

iDtereit paid 97,2SS 23 

DlTidendi declared 1S,000 00 

ConBirnction charged off, 2,303 60 

Other itenu 3,823 82 

Sinking fnod S,DOO 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 47,760 11 

(81,102 76 98I,lfi2 76 

CHESTER BLECTBIC UQHT COMPANY. 
(E. LeRoy Oaidnei, Froprielor.) 

Baal estate (400 »4 

Steam plant 900 11 

Electric plant, 1,166 03 

Electric line 066 4S 

Meters, 340 33 

Due fbr light and power 126 63 

Fuel on band, S 00 

Oil and waste on hand 12 00 

IncandeBcect lamps on band, 63 H 

Other materfala on hand 147 13 

fixtures on band 41 67 

Snodr; accounts due the company 39 SB 

Office taniitnie 17 47 

Caah on hand 28 54 

Total assets, as per books of the eompaoy, (3,964 31 

Pm&t and loss balance, 847 06 

«4,H11 37 

LUBILITnW. 

Capital iQTflBted, «2,7m 00 

Notes payable 1,660 00 

Unpaid bills 378 08 

Interest dae but not paid 32 20 

Interest accnted bat not due 1 00 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company 94,811 37 



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MunVAOTDBIHO AOOODNT. 

Operating expenset : 

AtitaUon, ...... tl,DM OS 

For digmbotioi] 148 60 

management, 7S 80 

tutei and iDddBiitsU, ... 66 D2 



«1,W2 S3 
91,402 82 91,402 82 



Peqfit and Low Aooouwt. 

BslaaceJaneSO, ISOO, (316 71 

Balance of manntactariDgacconat, 

Jobbing, 

Interest p^d 90 88 

Dirldendi declared 149 82 

Depredation, 163 08 

Other llanu, 224 6G 

Balance Jnae 30, 1901, 



CHICOPEE G&8 LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real eatate, $48,692 28 

HacUneiy and maDnfoctnrtng appUaiicea 98,727 M 

Street mains, . ' B9,B77 78 

Meter 13,688 S3 

Doe tor gas 1,728 02 

Gas coal on hand, 296 97 

Fnel on band, 7S 44 

Enrlcben on bud 140 76 

ForirTtng natertala on band 17 60 

Other materials on band 699 38 

Stoves on band, 624 10 

Flxtnrea on band 260 02 

Horses, wagon*, etc 2,003 17 

SnDdry accounts doe tbe company, 1,895 87 

Office fnmltnre, 676 26 

Cash on hand, 226 68 

Total awett, at per books of tlie company, 1 188,603 9fi 

LUBILITIH. 

Capital stock •62,600 00 

Bonds issaed 60,000 00 

Notes payable, 28,600 00 

Unpaid bills 7,671 16 

Deposits 7 12 



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Manufaotusuiq Account. 
Op«ratiiig ezpensSB : Db. 

At woikB $10,228 60 

For diatribntteD 1,946 17 

maTiagemeiit 1,38S 79 

taxes and Incidentals, . . 2,8I>S 69 

119,420 31 

iDcome bom sale of gaa, 

naldoalt, 

othei louices, 

Balance to profit and loss, 4,021 T7 

«23,442 08 
FaoFiT AND Loai Account. 

Balanc« June 30. 1900 

Balance of monnfactmlngacconat, 

Jobbing, 

Interest paid, $4,996 40 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 29^2S 48 

_^___^_^ $34,821 88 



$30,467 10 
4,021 77 
343 01 



CHURCH ORBBN ELECTHIC UGIIT AND POWER COMPANT. 

(Alonio W. Feny, Proprietor, Boston.) 

HANVFAOTUIlINa AOOOUNT. 

Operating expenses : 

At station $31,690 10 

For distrtbatlon, 2,819 80 

management, 760 00 

taxes and incidentals, ... 108 30 

$28,308 20 

Income from sale of ligbt and power $34,473 32 

other sources, 3,2(tS 00 

Balance to profit and kMS, 12,390 12 

$37,7(18 32 $S7,T5S ^ 

CITIZENS' GAB IJQHT COMPANT OF QDINCY. 

Real estate $9,G00 00 

Uachlnery and mannfactnrlng appliances, 18,226 60 

Street mains, 33,607 40 

Meters 1,000 48 

Dne for gas, 2,286 89 

Oas coal on band, 046 00 

Coke on hand, 90 00 

Tar on hand B2S 00 

Stoves on hand 142 29 

ilstares on hand, 243 74 

Horses, wagons, etc., BIS 90 

Office fnrnltnie 100 00 

Cash on band 1,014 66 

Total assets, as per tM>oks of the companr, $69,408 04 

Profit and loss b^nce B,112 01 

$7MU>oe 

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[Jan. 



Lt^BILlTtB*. 

CaplMl stock 933,000 00 

Notas payable 3S,B00 DO 

Unpaid bUU 3,0fiO oe 

DepoiiU 60 00 

Total liabilities, SB per books of tbsconipaur, 971,610 06 

OperatlDg expeasea : 

At works $9.3S8 92 . 

For diltrlbutloii 1,040 32 

mBDagemeDt 1,170 70 

taxM and iDddeatals, . 1,1U 67 

»16,736 61 

Income from sale of gas, 916,24169 

tesldaal 2,ie7 38 

other soarces, 127 S4 

Balnoce to proQt and lo 2,789 90 

$18,026 Cil (18,026 fil 

Profit and Loss Aooovnt. 

r>«. c». 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 95,320 32 

Balance ofinanntactarlng account, 92.739 90 

Bents 144 00 

Jobbing 146 IS 

Interest paid 2,371 74 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 5,112 01 

9S,192 06 98,192 06 

CLINTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 
ASBBTS. 

Beat estate (gas) 97.66177 

Machlner; and mannractnrlDg appliances (gas) 47,846 3! 

Street mains (gas), 21,13180 

Meters (gas) 3.904 99 

Due tor gas, 1,490 60 

Oas coal on hand, 138 60 

Coke OD band, 96 48 

Tar on hand 4B4 3B 

StOTBB on band, SOC M 

Beal estate (electric) 26,901 33 

Steam plant (electric), 14,962 96 

Electric plant 10,983 79 

Electric lines, 39,0fil 68 

Tranafomura 5,618 00 

Meiers (electric) 3,932 87 

Arc lamp 2,100 04 

Qae tor electric light and power, 1,563 70 

Fuel on hand (electric) 260 96 

Carbons on baud, 90 77 

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Globee on band 

Electric (ixtareB on baad, 

Horses, wBgooB, etc 

Sandry accouDta due tbe eampaaj, . 
Office familare, . . . . 

Cuh on band 

iDBomnoe, interest aad tases, . 



1B9 7S 
2,92» SO 
2TSS* 
20 67 
877 89 



Total aisett, u per books of tbe company, 



Capital gtock, . 
NoMb payable, ■ 
Unpaid bills, . 
Deposits, . 
ReMTVed tand, . 
Depreciation fond. 



973,000 00 

86,000 00 

11,366 81 

41 00 

7,222 « 



Mamupaotubiko Account. 
Operating espeneea (ga^) : 

At work 911,680 64 

For distiibatloit 1,264 9S 

managemeDt, 668 46 

taxes and locldentala, . . 1,24S 84 

Operating expenses (electric] : 

For dtstribatlon, . 
iDBDagement, • 

taxeg and laddentula, . 

Income From sale oF eos, . 

residnals, 

sale of electric lijtht ai 
BalsDce to profit and loss : 



|B,311 44 

3,160 68 

863 41 



«1S,67S 79 

1,806 17 
16,660 82 






Loss ACCOBNT. 



937,039 78 937,039 78 



93,962 71 



Balance Jnne 30, 1900, 

Balance of gas manntacttiring account, , 
Balance oF electric maoafoctarlng account, . 

Interest paid 

DiTidends declared 4,380 01 

Depreciation rand, 730 00 

Reierre fond 678 17 

Balance June 30, 1901 4,206 81 

913,»7 69 



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COSABBBT ELECTBIC COMPAinf. 

BmI estate t4,3M 61 

Ste&m plant. 9.18! S3 

Electric plant 10.373 88 

Electric Umb 1S,40I 94 

Tnnlfiwinen, 3.987 28 

Helen, 778 89 

Arc iRmpi, 87 00 

Due tor light and power, 1,024 07 

Fnel on band S7 00 

Oil and waate on hand. 38 00 

Incandescent lampii on band 13 H) 

Otber materialB on hand 482 38 

Sundry accounts due the companf 37 3fi 

Cash on hand, 2.000 39 



Total aaaeta, as per books of the company tl^.S19 38 

LuniiiTiis. 

Capital stock 930,000 00 

Bonds (lined 13,000 00 

InlerMt dne but not paid, 25 00 

Depredation tnnd fi.300 00 

Total liabilities, as per books ot the company t4B,32B 00 

Froilt and loM balance, &,iM 38 

(03,819 36 

Da. Cb. 
Operating expenses: 

At Station, S4,70I BS 

F(V distribution, 1,366 IS 



taxes and Inddentats, ... 66S 16 

»6,9«S 93 

Income from sale of light and power, .... (10,433 07 

Balance to proflt and loss, 3,167 14 

(10,433 07 (10,433 07 

FnoriT AND LoM Accoukt. 

Ub. Cb. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, (4,314 89 

Balance ot manafactnring account, 3,467 14 

Interest received, 19 06 

Other Items at Income 70 00 

InteMBt paid, (6S0 00 

Dividend! declared 1,200 00 

DepredaUon, 27 33 

Depredaiion tnnd, BOO 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 8,404 36 



(7,371 09 (7,871 69 

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COTTAGE CITT GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

ASBBTB. 

Real eataEe (gaa), «2,7W 00 

Mscblnery and mtuiafactnring appliances (gas) 5,ISS 96 

Street mains (gas), 9,366 8* 

Meiers (gaa), 1,908 19 

Ihie for gas, IBl 42 

Gaa coal on hand 14 10 

Enrichera on hand 'M 56 

Other gas materials on band, 312 25 

Stoves on hand, Ill 62 

Gas OEtnies on band 124 64 

Real esUte (electric) 4,779 43 

Sleam plant (electric), 4,031 07 

Electric plant 1,026 12 

EUctric lines, 2,1S4 01 

Arc lamps, SO? 82 

Dne for electric light and power, 11 86 

Carbons on hand 22 50 

Otber electric materials on hand 63 85 

Sundry acconnla due the company 197 57 

Office (m^itnre, 91 00 

Cash on hand 815 17 

Total MMla, as per books of the company (32,848 93 

Liabilities. 

Cagital stock (25,000 00 

Notes payable, 3,000 00 

Unpaid bill 423 27 

Depreciation fond, 3,163 80 



Uahdfactubino Account. 
Operating expenses (gas) : 

At work $1,765 96 

For distribntion 114 00 

management, 810 51 

taxes and incidentals, ... 221 58 

Operating expenses (electric) : 

At station 

For distribntion, . 



t2,276 01 
209 35 
767 47 
taxes and Inddentala, ... 294 62 

3,647 4B 

Income from sale of gas, f 4,596 96 

otber aonrces (gas) 93 70 

sale of electric light and power, . . . 3,367 40 

Balance to proflt and loss : 

Gas 1,768 62 

BlecblG, 190 06 

(8,238 11 |S,23S 11 



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Pbofit Aim Loss 

Balance Jans 3D, 1900 fl,88B 87 

Bnlaace of gas maiiDftictariiig account 1 JSS 62 

BalanceofeleclTicinanafoctnringaccounc, . . |190 05 

Jobbing 88 92 

iQlenat paid 400 63 

Depredstlon tand, 1,88B 87 

BaUDce Jane 30, 1901 1,256 86 

$3,783 41 »3.733 41 

DANVEES GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real estate »3,00D 00 

Hachinery and mannfactnrlng appliances, 7,S71 99 

Street main 10,IS6 77 

Meters 1,424 B3 

Dueforgaa 64S 33 

Gas coal on band, 46 2S 

Coke on hand 45 00 

Tar on band, . 24 00 

Enricbers od band, 103 70 

Pnritf Ing materials on band, 20 00 

SloTSS OD band 177 26 

Plxldres on hand, lOS 2S 

Snndr; accoiints dne tbe company, 1,134 02 

Office famltnre, 79 81 

Casb on band 1,346 04 

lavestments 1,200 00 

Total assets, as per books of tbe company t27,0Sl 70 

LlABTI,]TIES. 

Capital stock $20,000 00 

Unpaid bills 1,400 6B 

Tolalliabilities, as per books or tbe company, .... $21,40065 

Profit and loss balance 5,681 10 

$27,081 75 

MANUFACTCaiNO ACOOCNT. 

Operating expenses : Da, ca. 

At works, $2,820 67 

For distribntlon, 619 34 

managemeDt, . . '. ■ . 1,423 14 

taxes and inddenlals, ... 243 14 

$6,020 29 

Income ttom sale of gas $5,017 32 

resldnals, 397 66 

Balance to profit and loss 394 69 

$5,414 98 $B,414 98 

PBOUT AND Loss AoCOnNT. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 $6,086 06 

Balance of manatactnTlng account, 394 69 

Other Items, $799 66 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 5,081 10 

$si480 75 $6,480 75 



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DEDHAH ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

B«al SBtaM 118,802 M 

Steam plant, 22,018 M 

Electric plant 17,S8fi 73 

Electric lines, 77,094 63 

TranaCocmen 10,736 86 

Metwa 4,724 » 

Arc lampa, 4,110 IS 

Dae for light tind power, e,lB2 88 

Fuel on band, 28 SO 

Carbons on band, 34 20 

Oil and waste on band 43 3S 

lacaodesceDt lamps on hand, 490 44 

Globes on hand, 20 00 

Other materials on band, 246 74 

Horses, wagoiu, etc 736 60 

8oDd)7 kcconnU dne the company, 688 23 

Office fun itnre 64 72 

Cash on hand, 602 96 

Xnsunuice, 173 32 

Total assets, as per books of the company, $161,732 27 

LlABILITIEfl. 

Capital stock (60,000 00 

60Dd» issned 97,000 00 

Notes pajabi 10,000 00 

Unpaid bills 1,007 90 

Interest accrued bnt not dne, 712 SO 



HAHVFAOTtrBtHO ACOOONI. 

Db. c». 

Operating expenses : 

At station |8,S02 68 

Foi distribalion 2,791 27 

management 1,002 28 

taxes and inddentals, . .- 2,279 68 

«t4,S7fi 81 

Income ftom sale of light and power, .... (22,424 72 

other soorces, 104 00 

Balance to pioOt and lose, 7,962 91 

922,G2S 72 «22,02S 72 
Pbofit and Lobs Account. 

Balance June 30, 1900 f 4,837 18 

Balance of manntactnring account 7,9&2 91 

Interest paid •4.820 72 

Dividends declared 2,400 00 

Other itemi, 2,667 fiO 

Bahuce June 30, 1901, 3,01187 



(12,790 09 (12,790 Oft 



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DEDHAH AND HYDE PARK GAS AND ELECTRIC LIQHT COMPANY. 

Reftl esUte tT.S«8 87 

Hftd)iDet7 and manafacturlog ttppliaoces 73,700 27 

snaet mains Li8,6W 4B 

Mbib™ , 8,307 47 

Doe tor gas 3,173 18 

Om coBi on liand 970 23 

Tar on bind, 136 OO 

Other maUrlak en hand, 3,126 03 

Staves and fixtures on band 2,428 81 

Horses, wagons, etc., 718 29 

SnndTf acconnU due tbe company 4,060 38 

Office [nmltare 283 89 

Cash on hand, 2,fi01 66 

Total assets, as per books of the companj-, (2311,461 33 

Liabilities. 

Capital stock, V80,000 00 

Bonds Issued, 60,000 00 

Notes payable 32,600 00 

Unpaid bllla 3,413 86 

Deposits, 24 00 

Dnpaid dividends, 106 00 

Interest Bccrned bat not doe, 1,137 13 

Total liabUltiea, as per books ot tbe company, .... 9177,179 49 

Profit and loss balance, 58.281 34 

t33S,431 33 

HANCFACTDHina ACOOCNT. 

Db. CK. 

Operating expenses : 

At noiks tl,S00 43 

For dlslributlan 1,17140 

management, 3,467 80 

taxes and incidentals, . 1,731 36 

gas tiotigbt 4,0tS 63 

(12,206 69 

Income from sale of gas, $19,668 98 

residuals 61S 07 

otber sonnxs, ...... 602 29 

Balance (o profit and los 8,612 66 

(20,719 34 (20,719 34 
Profit and Lose Accodnt. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, (S9,603 81 

Balance of mannfacturlng account 8,512 66 

Bents 72 00 

Jobbing 290 16 

Interest paid, (S,392 33 

Dividends declared 4,800 00 

Other item 04 46 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 68,281 84 

938,628 62 (68,628 32 



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DORCHESTER GAS LIGHT COMPAMY. 

Real MU(e,Diachinei7 and lUBntifactarlTigappltanceiandstreetfflBlnB, (907,093 44 

Hettrs 71,9SB 74 

Due tor gM 31,0De S8 

Other materials on hand 13,362 88 

Sarrw on band 03,422 61 

HorseB, wagons, etc., 1,621 00 

Sandry aCGounts due tbe company 4,156 84 

Office famitDra 1,182 Bd 

Cash on band, 8,481 03 

Taxes, . 288 60 

InsDiaDce, I,07G 02 

Toial aisets, ai per books of the companj, $1,103,904 83 



* LlABIUTIBI. 

Capital stock t019,600 00 

Not«i payable 336,000 00 

Unpaid bUli 7,046 40 

Deposlla . 10,084 30 

Unpaid dlTldends 149 00 

Interest Bccraed bnt not dne, 3,112 31 

Premlam account 29,988 02 

Total llabllltlea, aa per books of tbe company 9904,979 93 

Profit and Io«b balance, 198,924 90 

«1,103,904 83 

MaNVPACTUHIMO AOCOl'NT. 

Dx. Cb. 

Operating expenaee : 

At works fl20 37 

For dlBHibnCkiD 46,317 44 

managment, 23,322 66 

taxes and Inddentals, . . 22,94S 08 

gas boQghl 90,027 86 

$181,733 81 

Income from sale of gai, (279,326 31 

Balance to profit and lose, 93,993 00 

9279,326 31 C27S,326 31 
Phofit and Lose Aocouht. 

Da. Ca. 

Balance Jnne 30, 190U |20I,76S 68 

Balance of mannbctnrlngaccoBnt, 93,693 00 

Bents 160 2S 

Giber ilema of income, 089 21 

Interest paid 916,993 60 

DlTldende declared 07,106 00 

Depredation, 19,777 40 

Otber liemB, 3,262 24 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 19B,B24 90 



«29S,114 14 t29S,114 14 

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OparatiageipeiiHs: 


WALTER A. 

(Bllle 

Hanufactl-si 


DRUCKER. 

NO AOCOBNT. 
$l,m 00 

100 00 

SI se 


692 22 
»3.072 47 












f 2.072 47 














•2,072 *7 



EAST BOSTON GAS COMPANY. 
Abhbtb. 

$111,838 70 

63,162 21 

.... 67,411 77 

Heten 14,867 SS 

Dne (or gas 7,288 31 

Gu coal on hand 3,790 IS 

Cokeonbaad 249 00 

TftrODbftDd, 1,092 00 

Eorlcbera on band, 9 75 

PnrirrliiKniaUrialsoDhiind 398 8S 

Otber materials on band 49& 16 

StovM on baud 701 30 

FiKtai«B OD hand, . 1,207 93 

Honei, wagoDB, etc S22 41 

Sandrr accoants due cbe compan}' 3,SD0 91 

OfBce (nrnlCnre, 792 92 

Cash on band, 7,419 41 

iDTestmenle 10,700 00 



Total aBMl«,a»p» books or ibecompaoj (298,717 34 

LlABILITIKS. 

Capital stock $210,000 00 

Unpt^d bills 3,069 39 

DepoBlts 2,441 87 











Opera«ngexponM«! 




Dt. 




Atvrorks, 


•41,317 92 






Fordiitcibndon, 


6,777 92 








8,806 06 






taxM and iQddentale, . 


6,884 12 














Income bom sale ot gsa 








reildual. 






10,746 12 






























$81,039 81 


»81,03B Bl 



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FxoFiT AND Lois Adcodnt. 

Balance June 30, 1900 ^82,668 60 

Balance of mannfBctaring accoQDt 18,2S3 80 

Intereat reodTcd, 1,130 00 

Jobbing. ■ . . . . Ml 73 

Tmeregl paid, f2U 99 

Dividende declared, 19,800 00 

Depreciation, 9,260 61 

Other ilemg, 12 16 

Balance June 30, 1901 73,206' OS 

«102,4S4 13 tl02,4U 13 



EASTHAMPTON GAS COMPANY. 

Real eaute (gaB), . .' f9,600 00 

Uachlnerj and msDufaclnrlng appliances (gas), IO,SO0 00 

Street mains (gas), 8,000 00 

Meters (gas), GOO 00 

Dnefoigas , 1,324 80 

Gas coal on hand 218 29 

Coke 00 tand 1 50 

Tar on band 210 00 

Enrlchers on hand 223 GO 

Paril^lng materials on band 108 00 

Real estate (electric) 2,000 00 

Steam plant (electric), 2,G00 00 

Electric plant 6,000 00 

Due for electric light and poner 6S7 60 

Fnel on band (electric) 108 00 

Oil and waste on band 16 00 

Other electric materhiU on hand 102 65 

Cash on band 1,060 S2 

Notes receivable, 77 80 

Total assets, as per books of the company, (42,168 37 



MABtJFAOTURrNO A 

Operating expenses (gas) : 

At works, 18.110 71 

For distribution 681 01 

maDBgemeat, 860 36 

taxes and incidentals, ... 341 93 



«9,ee4 (w 

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GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



Operating expomea (electric) : 



For distribntloii, 



tAiaa *Dd iocideDtalB, 



Cl,66fi 86 

178 7S 
414 7S 



lacome Ihiin sale of gas 

resldaalB 

other aoarcea (gaa), . 

sale of electric light and power, . 
Balance to profit and loss : 



Electric,. 






> LoBB Account. 



|lB,22fi S» t\b,226 39 



Balance June 30, 1900 

Balance of ga« manntactaring account 

Balance ot electric manafacrariog acconat, . 

Interest p^d «309 05 

DtridendB declared 1,B00 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 8,S6S 37 



$l0,6n 42 fl0,S77 *a 



EDISON ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY OF BOSTON. 

Real ealale $1,431,348 3< 

Steam plant, l,2Sfi,2I7 91 

Electric plant 1,051,884 4< 

Electric lines 1,997,815 4' 

Heters 163,296 II 

66,212 31 
30,000 01 
84,772 71 
7,SGT2I 
S19 4I 



Arc lamps. 
Patent rights, . 
Dne Tor light and pover, ■ 
Fnel on hand, . 
Incandescent lamps on han 
Other materials on hand, . 
Cash on band, . 
Notes receivable, 



70,184 01 
64,e>fi7 6 
38,691 8 



Total assets, as per books of the company, $6,260,137 67 



LlABILTTIEa. 

Capital Mock 91,310,600 00 

Bonds issued 180,000 00 

Notes parable, 700,000 00 

Unpaid bills 92,177 62 

Deposits, 886 80 

Unpaid dlTldend 107,762 00 

Interest accrued but not due 4,073 94 

Reserved (bad, 609,000 00 

Preminm account, 333,n3S 00 

ts due from the company, not Included above, .... 10,OS3 40 



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MjkHOrAOTKBINO 

Operating Bxpensag: 

At BMUon, 9292,736 47 

For dlitributloQ, 104,091 68 

manBgement 138,839 79 

UxM and loddeatalB, . . . 149,419 00 

f68B,076 9* 

IhcomB from lale oT light and power 11,261,808 21 

Qtber Boarcea 8,090 79 

Balance to profit aod Iom, . . . - . . . B84,S22 06 

(1,269,899 00fl,289,899 00 
Profit juid Lobb Account. 

Balance Jaae 30, 1900, 962,701 06 

Balance of muiaRictarfag accoatil 984,822 06 

Interest and dtfcoantarecdved, 16,396 97 

Bents, 1,090 41 

Beserre troosrer 100,000 00 

Otber Items or income, 3,000 00 

Interest paid, f 18,311 67 

DividendB declared 474,1(>S 00 

Depreciation 18,740 01 

ReGcrre fhnd, 174,000 00 

Other Item 66,766 01 

B^ance Jnne 30, 1901 16,109 31 

9767,071 00 9767,071 00 



EDISON ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY OF BROCKTON. 
Abbbtb. 

Real estate, 969,6b0 60 

Steam plant. 60,830 82 

Electric plant, 43,912 99 

Electric lines 138,058 86 

Transtormers 2,373 62 

Meters 10,017 22 

Arc lamp 18,620 61 

Patent rigbw 19,000 00 

Dae for llgbt and power 10,210 70 

Oil and waste on hand 100 72 

Fixtures on band 11.699 81 

Snndry BCcoDntB due tbe company. 1,162 77 

Cash on band 21,849 10 

Insurance, 1,130 72 

Total umU, a> per books of tbe company 9398,014 39 



LlABILITIBe. 

Capital stocfc, 9160,000 00 

Bonds isBQed 100,000 00 

Notes payable, 76,000 00 

Dnp^d billi, 4^1 SO 



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xki GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

DeposiM f21 BO 

Inteieit accrned but not due, 2,3S9 32 

TaxeB ftccmed bnC Dot dne, 969 11 

Total liablimea, as per books of tbe company |33i,7Sl 13 

ProSt and loea balance, 6Ci,T62 96 

1398,514 39 
Manl'facturtmo a 



Operatliig expensea ; 

At BtaUon J28,13B 94 

For distribution 11,725 99 

manageroeot, 7,958 52 

taxea and inddentals, . . 4,169 78 

»5*,9S3 23 

Income from sale ot ligbt and power, .... f80,S2l 70 

Balance to profit and loss, 25,828 47 

•80,821 70 f80,821 70 
pbofit amd lobb aocodnt. 

111. Cb. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 »52,154 28 

Balance ot mannbctarlng account, 2S,82S 47 

InrereM rcceiTod 27 47 

Premlnm on notes, bonds and it«ck sold, . . . S,892 SO 

Other llemi of income, 178 

Intereitpald J9,970 80 

DiTldendj declared ei,500 00 

Expense on new igni«9, S,670 71 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 66,762 96 

»86,904 47 (86,904 47 



FALL BIVEK ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

Heal estate $87,000 00 

Steam plant, 94^740 88 

Electric plant, 81,426 00 

Electric lines, 102,885 68 

Transformers 4_992 00 

, Meters, 3^036 65 

Arc lamps 14^901 00 

Dne for light and power, 14,746 IS 

Motors on hand, B_913 26 

Cash on band 15,710 34 

Total assets, as per books of the company, (405,360 88 

Liabilities. 

Capital stock, $360,000 00 

Notes payable, 30,000 OO 

Unpaid bills, I2_38e as 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company t392,3S6 93 

Profli and loss balance, 12,973 96 



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HufUFAcniKuta Acoouht. 

OpersElag expenass : 

At BlatlDD 972,046 S2 

Foi dUtribation, 81,TM 43 

maoagemeni, 11,333 4S 

taxes knd incidentals, . . 13,722 21 . 

tlS8,847 02 

Income trom lale of light and power, .... $134,132 73 

other sources, 2,868 36 

Balance to profit and loss, 28,4M 07 

•187,301 09 tIS7,301 09 
Fbofit uiD Lobs Acoount. 

Balance Jane 30, 19O0 •10,204 08 

Balance ofmannfikctarlng acconnt, 2S,4Et4 07 

Interest paid, ■ ■ •1,184 20 

Dividends declared, 24,000 00 

Balance JnneSO, 1001, 12,973 95 

$38,668 16 •38,668 18 



FALL RIVER GAS W0BK9 COMPANY. 

Real estate $205,711 27 

Machiner; and mannfactarlag appliances, 124,819 6B 

Street main 261,865 01 

Meter 46,061 26 

Dne for gas 16,699 09 

Oaa coat on hand 8,404 73 

Bnrlcbers on hand, . 2,061 38 

Parifylng materials on iiand . 722 SG 

Other materials on liand 14,049 48 

Store* on hand, 3,80169 

Elztnres on hand 1,578 89 

Qas en^es 676 00 

Sundry accounts due the company 10,Sfi2 38 

OlBce furniture 1,761 81 

Cath on hand, 52,618 88 

Works Improvement 3,131 IS 

Total aeaeU,a« per books of Ibe company, $753,817 10 



LlABTLITIBB. 

Capital Btoeb, flSO.OOO 00 

Notes payable 94,680 94 

Unpaid bUle 15,241 01 

Depoeiia^ 907 04 

Interest dne but not paid 2,386 S3 

Total lUbllltiea, as per books of the company $563,316 S2 

Proflt and loss balance 190,601 58 



1753,817 10 

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MAIfDFACTURIHO ACCOVMT. 

OperaUng expeosBi : . bm. cm. 

At work 972,976 91 

For digtrlbDtion, 39,470 68 

manogemeDt, S4,9Se 0& 

taxes and inddentale, . . 13,738 W 

flSl,l*l 14 

Income from sals of gas $217,1S7 70 

TMldoals, 34 38 

other lonrceB 122 40 

BaUnce to profit and lois - . 66,183 34 

•217,324 46 f217,324 48 
Pbofit and Lom Aooodnt. 

Di. ca. 

Balance June 30, 1900, 1181,601 S8 

Batance o( msiiafactniing aecoqnt 66,133 34 

Bents ^ 2fil 42 

Otber ttemi of income ' 353 84 

Interest paid, (4,076 01 

Dhrideada declared, ........ 36,000 00 

DeptedaClon, 16,172 46 

Other items, 1,640 13 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 100,601 S8 

•248,390 18 1248,300 18' 



FITCHBDEQ GAS AND BLBCTRIC LIGHT COMFAKY. 

B«al eitaie (gas), 916,221 27 

HachiDery and mannraettirlng appliances (gaa), 16,787 4S 

smet mains (gas) 16,000 00 

Heten(Kas), 6,800 00 

Dae for gas, 607 74 

Gas coal on hand 1,250 00 

It«Bl estate (electric), 30,136 86 

Steam plant (electric), 9,7S3 4S 

Electric plant 43,566 00 

Electric Unes 3S,600 M 

Traastormers . 6,048 62 

Meters (electric) 2,112 11 

Arc lamps, 6,147 60 

Doe lor electric light and power, 3$9 14 

Fuel on hand (electric) 1,320 00 

Cash on hand, S,I94 49 

Total assete, as per books of the company, 9196,984 26 

Liabilit:bb. 

Capital stock, «1SO,000 00 

Notes payable, 46,000 00 

Deposits l,llfi 00 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company 9190,116 00 

Froflt and loss balance 869 36 



9196,984 2S 

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Handpactdbinq Aocanra. 
Operating espensea (gM): Dt ct 

At woikB (22,928 00 

For dJstribaUoD fi,fi63 OS 

mBnBgement 1,614 17 

laxsi ftnd incideotalB, . . 1,6U 33 

•34,720 04 

Operating ex penssB (electric); 

Al BUUon, •19,220 63 

For dlBlrlbatioD lB,e77 81 

mMBgement e,973 42 

taxes uid Inddeotali, . . . 2,B84 S7 

46,3M 53 

Income from sale or gas, •39,9flS 90 

reBidnali . 7,9IS BO 

BSle of electric llgbt and power, . . 61,139 S7 

Balance to profit and Iobb : 

Oas (12,761 36 

Electric 14,783 34 

•108,621 27 (108,621 37 
Fbofit ahii Losb Acoodht. 

Dl. O. 

Balance June 30, 1000, •869 25 

Balance of gaa maaaractaring account, .... 12,76136 

Balance of electric mannCactnrlng accoant, . 14,783 34 

Jobbing 326 73 

IntercBt paid (1,990 00 

DivldendB declared 13,600 00 

Depreciation, 12,381.42 

Balance June 30, 1901, 869 2fi 

(28,740 87 (28,740 67 

FOKBORO ELECTRIC COHPANY. 

(Unincorporated.) 

Real estate (2,006 49 

Steam plant 7,212 « 

Electric plant 2,IW3 93 

Electric lincB 6,258 98 

Transfonnen, 969 09 

Meters, ' . *. 1,093 96 

Arc lamps 327 11 

Dne for li^t and power 240 45 

Fuel on tuod 103 47 

Carbons on hand, 20 00 

Oil and iraBts on band, S 00 

IncandeBcent lampe on hand 40 00 

Globes on hand fi 00 

Other materials on luind 26 00 

Snndij accounts due the company, 86 60 

Cash on band, 133 67 

Total BBsets, aa per books of the company, (21,S7I 29 

Profit and loss balance, 316 53 



(21387 82 

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Liabilities. 

CaplM iDTeated, 

Unpaid bills, 

Depiedatioi) fund 

AnUHi&u dae trom tbe corapsnf , Dot iDcloded aboTG, 



Total llabilltlea, ai per booki of tha compan?. 



(16,600 00 
2,482 42 



Optratlng expeoMB : 
For dislribatioll, . 



HAHnPAOTURIKa ACOOVHT. 

92,90s 47 



taxes and Incidentals, 



Balance Jane 30, 1900, 

Balance of mana&ctnrlng accoaat, . 

Jobbing 

laUreat paid 

Depreciaiion fond 

Other IwmB 

Balance Jane 30, 1001, . 





94,113 31 


S88 23 




14,413 21 


91,413 21 


Dm. 


Cit 


9329 7B 






9»S8 23 




59 31 


120 a> 




600 00 




13 97 






316 D3 


9063 97 


9983 97 



FRAMtNQHAH ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Steam plant, 

Electric plant, 

Electric line* 

Traasformera 

Meiers 

Arc lamps 

Dne for light and power, . 

Fuel on hand, 

Carbons on band, . . . . 
Oil and waste on hand, . 
Incaadeacent lamps on hand, . 
Globes on band, . . . . 

Horses, wagons, etc 

Saadrj accoonta dae tbe compaaj, . 

Caib on hand 

Accmed Interest and taxes, 






u per books ol Uie company. 



913,902 87 

2G,023 10 

06,7S4 37 

87,693 11 

4,144 7S 

4,402 40 

1,673 IS 

^731 W 

367 63 

33 67 

9477 

316 16 

81 se 

400 00 
97s 00 
320 37 
fi96 21 



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LUBILITIia. 

Cftpltat aiixk 980,000 00 

Boada iasiied, SO.OOO 00 

Notes parable, 29,469 10 

Dnpaid m\ ■ 1S.166 43 

Deprectation fund 14,679 19 

ToUl 1tabUltle«, BB per books of tbe company, .... 1190,314 6B 
ProBt and loiB balance 11,703 B9 

«202,077 37 
Hanctfaotubino Account. 
Operating expenaef : db, ci. 

At station, {9,882 9t 

For dlBtribaUon 3,089 SO 

manogemflnt '^,122 77 

ujtea and inddentals, . . . 2,293 24 

■ fl7,688 42 

Income from Bale of light aad power (25,663 a7 

Balance to profit and loaa 7,979 16 

•2S,663 S7 {25,663 57 
Profit and Loss Account. 

Db. Ch. 

Balance Jane 30, 1000 f 8,292 88 

Balance of muinfactiirllig accoant, 7,970 IS 

InleroBt paid f4,3fl9 3S 

Other item 136 09 

Balance Jtine 30, 190! U,7S2 59 

«1B,268 03 fl6,368 03 



FRAMINOHAM GAS, FUEL AND FOWEB COMPANY. 



Real ealate «32,G6S 46 

Machinery and manufacturing appliances, 34,046 87 

Street mains 34,867 94 

Heters, .... S,000 IS 

Dne for gas, 3,012 87 

Enricbers on hand 431 13 

Pnrifring materials on band 210 00 

Otber materials on band. 330 41 

Stores on band 3,065 47 

FtztDrei on hand 3,828 85 

Tools on band, 886 40 

Patent rights, 40,000 00 

Horses, wagons, etc., 366 75 

Snadry accoanis dne tbe company 1,467 89 

OfBce fnrnitnre 1,284 61 

Cash on hand, 253 38 

Total aaseta, as per books oT tbe compaDj, (162,207 11 

Profit and loss balance, 81,980 70 

(244,187 BI 



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LiAsiunHa. 

CsplttlUock 

BoQ4i IsiDed, 

Notes parable, 34, 

OnpaldMU 2, 

Interest dne bat not paid, . .' S7| 

Total lUbUUiea, M per boohs o( the company t244, 

Mandfactdrimo Account. 
Operating expenaei : di. 

At works •6,40s 07 

For dlgtHbntlon 1,198 S2 

managemeut 1,073 20 

taxes and Inddentals, . . . 1,19S 03 

>_ 110,176 82 

Income from sala of gas (12, 

Balance to profit and loss 2,566 32 

|12,741 U 912, 

PBOfIT AND LOBB AOCODNT. 

D*. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, (80,032 33 

Balance of maanfoctarlng account 

Jobbing, 

InleiesI paid, 4,000 00 

Other Hems, 271 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 

$84,803 23 

FRANKUN. 
(3ee Union Elbotric Lioht Comfahy.) 



,000 00 
,000 00 
.467 32 
,018 OS 
,712 44 

7 81 



178 09 

,741 14 



FRAlfKLlK ELECTRIC LIQHT COHPANT. 

(Turner's Falls.) 

ElecMc plant (9,100 00 

Electric lines 2,600 00 

Transformers, 1,100 00 

Are lamps 1,200 00 

Cash on band 3,137 43 

Total assete, as per books of the compan; $13,137 43 

Liabilities. 

Capital stock 910.000 00 

Total liabilities, as per books of the compan; $10,000 00 

Profit and loss balance 3.137 43 

$13,137 43 

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OperstlDg expeiiMS : 

AtauUoD 92,B20 SI 

For dittrlbntlon, 47*31 

management 135 00 

taxM and inddenul 190 83 

f3,320 9B 

Income ftt)m Bale of Upland power 

Balance to pioflt and Iobb GG7 67 

t3,S78 62 
PitoriT A.ND Loaa Account. 

Ob. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900. 

Balance of mannfacfliring account 

DlTidends dectaied (600 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 3,137 13 

93,737 43 



GARDNER ELECTRIC LIGHT COMFANY. 

Real estate (13,355 32 

Steam plant 14,014 98 

Electric plant 11,014 4S 

Electric lines U,712 36 

TransformerB, 2,636 79 

Meters, • 3,619 12 

Arc lamps 2,70S 38 

Dne tbr ligbc and power, 1,732 68 

Fael on band 2U 00 

Carbons on hand, US 24 

Oil and waste on band 46 42 

iDcandeicent lampa on band, 3B3 53 

QtobeB on band, 26 38 

Other materialB on band, TBI 99 

Office tomltare 49 07 

Cash on band 13S 97 

Toialassete, as per books of the company, «66,462 71 

LUBILITIES. 

Capital stock, 930,000 00 

Notes payable, 7,600 00 

Unpaid bill 602 60 

ReaerTed fnod 16,000 00 

Total tlabilitUs, as per books of the company, .... 9S3,102 60 

Profit and loss balance 13,360 11 

966,462 71 

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HAinrFAOTmiHo Aotodht. 



OparatlngBipoiUM: 








AtstMlon 


•9,404 47 






Fordtitribnllon 


4,39S 73 






msDigement, .... 


748 88 








1,644 22 














iDCome n^im ule ot Ughl and power. 














lU 73 














#21,887*3 


























Balance of manntactiirlng accoani, . 




6,606 13 






























2,700 00 














U,360 11 
•16,100 BS 








|18,10B 58 



OARDNBR a&8, FUEL AND LIGHT COMPANY. 
Abbhtb. 

96,2M 75 
21,456 15 
25,B16 87 

Meiers 2,293 28 

Dae for gas MS IB 

SlOTBB and flxtarea on baad 2,679 71 

CMb on hand, 434 62 

laTulments 7S0 09 

Tolal asutB, aa per books of the company, t60,327 37 

Liabilities. 

Capital elock, 926,200 00 

Bonds isaned 15,500 00 

Note* payable IS.fiOO 00 

Unpaid bills 1,135 04 



HAKUPAOTURIKa ACCOUNT. 

14,876 S7 
1,518 B2 
taxes and inddentale, ... 499 40 

16,894 69 

Income fiom sale or gas, 

Balance to profit and lots 1,846 11 



$8,740 80 f 8,740 80 

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Pbo>» and Lo«s Aoooitht. 

BalaDce Jans 30, 1900 (1,323 M 

Balance o( mannfactorliig account, 1,S46 tl 

Interest paid |1,I77 42 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 1,092 33 ' 

13,169 7B 93,169 16 
GLOUCESTER ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

Real estalc 942,566 29 

SEeam plant, 41,028 SO 

Electric plaol, 40,KiS 10 

Electric line 53,266 24 

TranatonneTB, 2,G6S II 

Helera 4,3S2 24 

Arc lamps, 231 41 

Due for ligbt and power 6,677 B6 

Faelaahand 1,93170 

CarboQB on band 12 00 

OU and wane on band, 60 15 

Incandeecent lamps ott band, 106 47 

OlDbeflOQhand 32 90 

Otber materialB on band 70 00 

Motors on hand 102 16 

Fixtures on band, ... - 08fi 8S 

Horses, wagon), etc 37G 00 

SnndjT accoQDts dne tbe company 1,006 34 

Office fnmltnre 144 10 

Cash on hand 334 48 

InsoraDce 200 00 

Total aseeiB, as per boobs of tbe oompan;, 9199,604 28 

LUBILITIIS. 

Capital stock 960,000 00 

Bonds issned, 48,000 00 

Notes payable, 66,000 00 

Unpdd bills 2,214 68 

Interest accrued bat not dne 1,760 00 

Total liabilities, OS per books of tbe company, .... 9166,96468 

Profit and loss balance, 42,630 60 

9199,604 28 
Hanufaotubino Aooovnt. 

Dr. Cl 
Operating expenses : 

At station, $16,016 01 

For dislribntlon, 3,669 64 

management, 2,000 02 

taxes and incidentals, . 3,064 97 

926,741 61 

Income fVom sale of llgbt and power (47,923 39 

other Bonrces 180 69 

Balance to profit and lots 21,362 64 



948,104 06 948,104 08 



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Ottaei iUmi of incoDM, 

InUrMt paid |S,3S3 67 

Other Items, 280 14 

Balftnce Jnae 30, 1901, 42,639 60 



948,373 41 143,273 41 



GLOUCESTER GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real estate, |40,000 00 

Hacbinery and manaRu^arlDg appliances, street mafoa and meters, . 71,933 OD 

Due lot gat 6,017 45 

Oas coal on hSDd, 4,526 20 

Coke on hand ISO 00 

Tar on band ITS 00 

Gat on hand SI 40 

Other materials on hand, 1,011 00 

Stores on hand, 100 OO 

Fixtaree on band, 300 00 

Horses, wagons, etc BOO OO 

Snndr; acconota dne the companj' 7,732 20 

Cash on hand, 283 07 

Nolee lecelrable, 1,132 29 

Total assets, as per books of the company (133,911 72 



MANUFAcrrRiKo Account. 
Operating eipenees : 

At works, f22,6S0 86 

For diBtribniion, 3,388 se 

management, ..... a,832 87 

Uzee and inddentals, . . 3,336 B6 

136,208 14 

Income from sale of gas 

residnals 

Salanix to proBt and loss, 11,419 88 



946,628 02 946,628 03 

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Pbopit and Loss AoootrNT. 

Db. Cl 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, t23,D61 33 

Balaoce of manntaclnrlng accoaot, 11,119 88 

IntenBt received, 13 30 

Rents 2,103 04 

Jobbing, 92 72 

Otber items otiDCome 31 10 

Interest paid, $738 28 

DlTldendB declared 9,600 00 

Depredation 132 42 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 26.313 71 

f36,774 42 $36,774 42 



GRAFTON ELECTRIC COMPAHT, 

Steam plaal $390 »0 

Electric plant, 2,300 00 

Electric lines 12,117 09 

TraaBrormers, 1,400 12 

Meter* SIS SO 

Dae foi light and power 1,32149 

Fnei on band IS 00 

IncsndeBcent lamps on hand ISI 00 

Otlier materials on band, 7S 06 

Cash on band 194 43 

Insnrance, 90 86 

Inlereit. 12 00 

Total assets, as per books of the oompanj, $16,921 45 



Capital stock $10,000 00 

Notes pajabie 3,000 00 

Unpaid bill 5,287 40 





■" 












$18,921 40 


















Operating expenses : 








At station 








For distribntioo, 


1,281 03 








374 40 






taxes and Incidentals, . 


794 60 






CDirent boDgbt, .... 


1,403 34 










$6,083 07 




Income from sale of light and power, 






$0,370 17 


Balanoe to profit and loBs, 






707 90 



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Balaoce June 30, 19eo, tl,S83 16 

Balanix of manutactnring accounl, 9707 90 

Jobbing, 27 71 

InWrest paid, 269 27 

Balance June 30, 1901, 634 00 



Sl,611 17 tl.Oll 17 



GREAT BABKINGTON ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

Eleciric liiie«, VU,693 38 

TnmBformen, 3,lfi6 10 

Haten, . , 3,140 IS 

Aic lamps, *. . . 162 00 

Dne for light and power, 2,682 08 

CarboDB on band S 00 

Oil and nule on band 21 00 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 140 68 

Other materials oa hand 212 60 

Fixtnres on band, 380 06 

Snndry accounts doe tbe company 614 36 

Office mmltnre 177 46 

Caab on hand, 3,364 40 

Not«8 lecelrable 11134 

Total asBetB, as per books or the company, {38,760 61 

ProSt and loss balance, 1,182 47 

V30,943 OS 

LlABlLmSB. 



CapiUl stock, t23,8( 

Bonds iBsaed, l6,fK 

Amoanta due &om the company, not Included above 1,14 

Total liabilities, aa per boohs ot the company, .... $39fi{ 



M^NDriOTCRINa ACCOCHT. 



Operating SKpenaes: 

At station, 

For distribution 

Income from aale of light and power. 


»6,24B 37 
1,421 65 
8*7 80 
213 61 


f 8,738 33 


$17,167 02 


Profit ah 


D Loss Account. 


$17,157 02 
»8,fi22 57 

932 42 
146 17 

te,601 16 


117,167 02 






$8,418 6S 
















1,182 47 
$9,601 16 







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QREENDALE CHEMICAL AND ELECTRIC LIGHTING COMPANY. 

(Needbam. Unincorporated.) 

Steam plant f 1,996 6i 

Electric plant, 1,788 91 

Electric lines 1,887 32 

Transformers, -. . . . 1,222 62 

Meiers, 899 27 

Due tor llgbt and power 3 66 

Oil and waste on band, 97 00 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 7 88 

Other materials on band 197 9S 

Horses, wagons, etc., 2S2 IS 

8aDdi7 accounts dne the company, 169 72 

Office larnitaie 76 26 

InTeslments, 888 66 

Total assets, as per books of the company, (11,777 A6 

Ll*BII,ITrES. 

Capital InTested, 98,716 30 

Unpaid bill 61 70 



MAHurAcmBiNa Account. 
Operating expenses : 



For distrlbntion 

management 

taxes and Inddentals, . 
Income trom sate ot Itgbt and power, 

other soorces. 
Balance to profit and loss. 






97,038 39 97,038 89 



Balance Jane 30, 1900, 92,040 80 

Balance of mannfactnriugaccoDnt, 663 63 

Jobbing 633 96 

Interest paid, 9217 78 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 3,010 66 

93,228 34 93,228 34 

GREENFIELD ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

AaSBTB. 

Real estate, 98,464 47 

Steam plant, 17,079 88 

Electric plant, 12,037 02 

Electric lines 16,276 DO 



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CapiUIMoefc, 
Boa^taMd, 
Uspaid liilb. 



MufTTACTcmua Ac«ockt- 



AtMMtoo, 


»10.171 46 








2,128 13 








l^M 19 






UW* aod tMldntUl*, . 


1.019 76 


$15,173 84 




IMOOM rroa Mle Of liijit ud powec. 






933fi8lSa 






















»24,3B7M 


»24,S97« 














Sl 


Cm. 














9,224 10 
376 S7 




















»l,S97 17 






































118,787 10 


118,787 10 



OREENFIBLD 0A8 LIOHT COMPANY. 

B«al Mlatc, |16,60B 47 

MMhlneiy knd mftnufactDiing appliances 211,000 00 

tjtmt malm S,861 88 

Metsn, . . , '. 2,288 40 

Due for gu, 1,039 87 

Ooke on band SO 00 



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1902.] 

Tar on buid, 

Enrlctaers on haod 

Other matetiatB on hand, 

Stoves OD band 

Sundry scconnts due the company, 

Caeb on band 

Total aesets, as per books or the company, 



I22S00 
306 ISO 

26 00 



LlABILITIEa. 

Capital nock, tfiO.OOO 00 



Operating expenseB : 
At works. 
For dlBtrllmtlon, . 



w and incidentals. 



M&NUP&CTUBINO AOOOUHT. 
•4,111 91 

147 33 

1,672 77 
68229 



Income from sale of gas, . 

resldiials, . 

Balance to profit and loss. 



BBlani:« Jnne 30, 1900, 

Balance of manabcturing acGOnnt, • 

Other items of Income, 

DlTidende declared 

Depreciation, 

Other items, 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, . 



3,1M 37 
•9,SB8 67 



90,669 34 

S,164 37 

03 96 



«9,887 67 «9,887 67 



HAVERHILL ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Electric plant. . 
Electric Uttes, . 
TransformerB, . 
Meters, .... 

Dae tor light and power, . 

Fuel on hand, . 

Carbons on hand. 

Oil and waste on hand, 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 

Qlobes on hand. 

Other materials on hand, . 

Eonei, wagons, etc., 



90,297 2 
73,413 3 

■ 8,143* 
6,244 S 
14,276 e: 



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tisoee 

867 17 

Cub on hud, 8,007 IS 

ToulaMeli.MperlmoUortbeci]mpuir, 93t>fiaS U 

LUBIUTIBa. 

Ci^Ulftock 9163,000 00 

Bond! iuoad St.OOO 00 

Notes p«r«blc, 3,Sm 00 

DeprtdMioo tand, M.OOO 00 



HANiTFAcmmiHO Account. 
OperaUag expense* : 



t22,673 90 
11,917 32 
6.76*67 
4,88120 



$46,227 OS 

973,863 97 
27,S36 89 

973,863 97 973.863 07 



947,106 46 

27,636 89 

32 78 



Otber llemE of Income, 

InterMt paid, 95,037 66 

DiTldeDds declared, 12,240 00 

Balance June 30, 1901, 67,606 46 

974,83*11 97*,S3* II 

HAVEBHILL GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real eatate 967,171 00 

BIscIiiDerj and manntacttiriDg appllancea 142,821 19 

Street maiUB 116,967 20 

Helen 37,376 20 

DDBfbrgaB 11,900 68 

Gas coal on band, 2,607 78 

Coke on band, 46 *0 

Bnrlchen on hand, 91* *0 

Pnrlfjing maiariaU on band 360 00 

Stoves on band 900 89 

Plxturea on band, 2,697 96 

Hoisei, wagons, etc. 900 00 

Sandr; acconntB dne the companr, 191 96 

Cash on band 1,6S8 62 

Notes, slocha and bonds, 28,308 44 

Loans to HaTerblll Gas SecartCies Compan; 27,000 00 

Office ballding and land, 17.000 00 

Total assets, as per books of tbe company 9*38,862 62 



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Liabilities. 

Capital Mock, f 7S,000 « 

Notes payable, 6,000 W 

Unpaid billa 10,6M 0! 

DepoBite, 2,180 « 

RMerved f and, 360,000 01 

Total llablDtJsa, as perboohB of tbe company, .... (302,83(4; 
ProBt and loss balance, 86,028 01 

e438,862 b'. 

Operating expenses ; db. ca. 

At work!, |63,8U 47 

For dlstrlbolion, 6,401 9S 

nuMagement, 12,041 40 

taxes and Inddentals, . . . 0,953 30 

#03.201 13 

Income from sale of gas, $117,931 1! 

rebldoals, 7B 41 

Balance to proBt and loea, 24,406 4B 

(117,606 OS «I17.606 61 
PnopiT AND Lobs Account. 

Db. Ob. 

Balance June 30, 1900, #70,002 6( 

Balance of mannfactnring accoonl, 24,406 41 

Rents, 512 41 

Jobbing 769 61 

Interest paid, $320 43 

Depreciation 7,073 06 

Other items, 2,347 69 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 86,028 00 

$96,670 17 $96,670 11 



HOLYOEE WATER POWER COMPANY. 
Handtactiirino Account. 
Operating expenses (gas) : Di. Ob. 

At works, $87,071 97 

Foi dlBtribation 7,196 92 

management, 4,007 84 

taxes and incidentals, . 8,128 78 

$77,394 51 

Operating expenssB (elecnic) : 

At Station, $10,366 60 • 

For distrlbntfau 0,009 62 

management, 3,772 37 

taxes and incidentals, . . 6,067 S7 

28,306 06 

Income from Bale of gas $103,226 80 

resldnalB 10,261 40 

other sources (gas) 70 70 

sate ot electric light and power, . . . 68,022 02 

other aonrces (electric), .... 1,086 60 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Gm 36,168 62 

Electrlt^ 31,701 66 

$173,670 76 $173^70 76 

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HTDE PARK ELECTEIC UQHT COMPANY. 

Abbbts. 

Heal estate (S4,81T 99 

Steam plant 93,626 78 

Electric plant, T1,10G 96 

Electric Uae«, 69,017 39 

Transformers 16,760 82 

Helen, 6,064 OB 

Aic lamps, 10,656 95 

Dm for light anil power, 14,020 SS 

Fuel on band, 4,04d 49 

Caibons on band 1S3 8G 

Oil and waste on bond, 2 20 

Incandeicent lamps on band 405 10 

Globes on band, 48 00 

Olber maierlnls on band, 4,673 50 

fistnre* on hand 768 3* 

Horses, wsgoat. etc 641 00 

8nndr7 accounts due tbe compsn;, 2,493 62 

Office tnmitnre, 155 70 

Cash on band 4,862 87 

iDsarance 1,025 10 

Total assets, as per books or tbe company, 9368,446 47 



LUBILITIM. 

Capital ftock, 9100,000 00 

Bonds Issaed, 64,000 00 

Notes parable 170,500 00 

Unpaid bills 0,343 35 

tlnpaid dmdeodB, 5,000 00 

Interest aeerned bnt not dne 2,667 30 

Amoants dae from tbe company, not Included abore 1,043 10 

Total liabilities, as per books at tbe company $349,043 TO 

Profit aDd loss balance, 9,401 72 

9358,445 47 

Makdfaoturiho Accovnt. 

Operating expenees ; 

At station 148.239 93 

For distrlbatloi), 0,251 80 

management; 4,231 42 

taxes and iuddentsl 6,746 15 

963,469 30 

Income f^om sale of light and power, .... 987,778 92 

otber sources 359 00 

Balance to profit and loss 24,668 62 



988,137 92 988,137 92 

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PhOFIT and LoflB AOCODHT. 

Boluira Jane 30, 1900 #10,076 97 

Balance ot maQDractoring account, .... 21,668 62 

R«nU 09 SO 

Interest paid f 12,SS7 84 

Divideuda declared, 6,000 00 

Depredation 4,000 00 

Other items S75 63 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 9,401 72 



^316 00 »34,816 OB 



IOWA LIGHT, 


HEAT AND POWER 

(HadOD, Iowa.) 
AeaxTe. 


COMPANY. 


118,000 00 
14,314 07 


Susm Dlant, 


























1,316 00 














1,3N)00 

1,789 M 

17 70 
















































1,M0 00 






























12,000 00 
t6i,e76 SI 

»SO,000 00 
30,000 00 
2,326 30 

»62,22B 30 
2,3BI 21 

•64,676 M 








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Total liabilltiea, as per books of the company, . . 




Hanvfaotvuko Account. 

Operating expenses : 


«14,010 99 

1,30166 
1111,312 U 








Income from sale of light and power, .... 


tlO,9B7 86 
4,324 70 

916,312 65 


Balance to proat and loss. 





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VJKU 

rUllll ifMMifcllllMillllHII UHSt 





(NfccriR 

, VUMW 



$ua\ M (MSI » 
IPSWICH OAS UGBT COMFAKT. 



•3.075 aO 
UJ»U 

2,1« M 

ena 

HSO 

n 75 
vm 19 



Total MMM, M per booki o< the onpuj. •H.SK 19 

Pratt udloMlMlMKe. S.iwa 

CaplUI MOefc, 916,000 DO 

BoodtlMMd, S,000 00 

KotM pajable, 8,000 W 

Ui^ald dtndcad*, 107 00 

Toul UabfUtiM, u per booki of the oompan j $32,107 00 

MAVCTACTITSaiO ACCOCKT. 

Optmtagtxftium; 

At woAt, 93,073 87 

For dlKriballoD, 56 « 

manifciiMnt, 1,029 26 

ikKM and Inddentali, ... ZS3 61 

Income ftom lale of ga« 96,690 83 

Balance to proBt and km 2,246 a 

96,6fi» 83 96,6S» SS 
pBOPtT ABD Lota Account. 

Balanoa Jane 30, 1900, 93,6CS 76 

Balance of mann f actwriog acooaai, 92,246 45 

iDiemt raeefred 30 00 

Benti ISO 00 

IntereK paid, 873 34 

DlTidendidecbnd, 1,130 00 

BaUnce Jane 30, 1901 3,110 SC 



96,647 10 9M*7 10 

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JAMAICA PLAIN QAS LIGHT COMPANT. 



Beal MtaU, yiiM,09« DO 

Macbinerj and maniifactnriDg appUancM, 10,000 00 

Street matiiB 160,000 00 

Meter 12,000 DO 

Dae for gna 9,688 S2 

Otber matanaU on baad 1,2W 00 

Stovet OQ hand 20 00 

Horses, wagons, etc., ISO 00 

Sundry accoants dne Ibe company, BIT 63 

Office tomlinre, 113 16 

Cash on hand 6,SSl 81 

Nolei receivable 24,000 00 



Total assets, as per books ot the company, 



LlABILITIBI. 

Capital stock 9260,000 OO 

Unpaid bUls, 1,619 64 

Deposits 1,965 S7 

Unpaid dlTidends, 4S 00 



9271,405 2i 
47,662 14 



MiNVrAOTtrBtKO ACOOtWT. 

Operalinf expenses; 


f68,036 44 


9318,967 36 

Oa. 














taxes and Inddentalt, . . 
gasbonght, .... 


10,176 06 
20,046 21 
















PB07IT *I 


)D Loss ACOOBNT. 


•98,841 03 


$98,841 03 

Cs. 

•174,335 27 

40,806 69 






Rents 




120 00 



Dividends declared »26,000 00 

Depredation 143,185 68 

Other Items, 469 39 

Balance Jnue 30, 1901 47,662 14 



•216,207 21 9216,207 21 

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L&WRENCB QA8 COMPANY. 

B«>t utats (gu), •140,969 47 

MMlilDery uidmsnafoctaiiilg appliances (ru), 233,483 11 

Btraat malni (gM) 283,744 03 

Heten (gai) 61.503 7S 

DnetOTgU, 18,838 63 

GuccMdoaluMid, 16,102 98 

OokB on hand, 1.389 27 

Taroahud 2.070 40 

Bnrlchera on hftnd 1,963 64 

PnrlQing materfali on hand, 104 8S 

OUter ga> msleriali on hand, 19,881 16 

8I«TW on hand S,224 99 

Gas flxtnrea on hand 1,048 97 

BealMtate (slectiic) 24,048 81 

Bleam plant (electric) 76,766 26 

Electric plant, SG,427 71 

Electric llnea, 124,432 S2 

MelcTi (alBctric) 13,049 42 

Arclampg 21,979 78 

Fowei plant, 84,480 94 

Dne ror electric light and power, 16,466 01 

Fuel on hand (electric) 5,046 32 

Carbons on band, 245 78 

Oil and WMte on hand 21 52 

IncaDdBicent lamps on hand 600 87 

Olobee on hand 121 64 

Other electric materiala on hand, 6,14) 78 

Holora on hand, S,SOS 21 

Ammonia, 675 80 

Honee, wagoni, etc. 1,45C 90 

Snndrr acconnt» doe the oompanf , 14,621 41 

Office fa mitnie, 3,661 64 

Caih on band, 18,168 27 

Intereat, 661 S4 

Inaanuice, 400 00 

343 60 



Total BtHts, at per book* of the oompanj, 1 1,287 ,609 48 

LtABlLITIBS. 

Capital itock, $800,000 00 

Bonds issned 200,000 00 

Noiee parable 37,000 00 

Unpaid bill 89,960 SO 

DepoBlts, 1,492 00 

Beservedfnnd 28,87142 

Depredation ftind 60,421 10 

Amonnte dne From the company, not inclnded abOTe, .... 19,313 97 

Total liabilities, as per bookB of the company, . . . .11.177,069 20 
Profit and loss balance, 110,460 10 



tI,287,S00 18 

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Operating expensea (gu) i 

At works 196,932 36 

FordlBtcIbatioE, , 17,410 2S 

management, 18,004 00 

Uxea and Incidental tO,M3 22 

OperallDg expenies (electric) : 

At station t3e>,99i 87 

For dlstiibatlon 22,279 22 



taxes and Inddenlals, . 7,449 69 

76.623 16 

Income Crom aale of gas tU7,946 G4 

realdaalB, 29,762 S3 

otbei BODTces (gas), 72 SS 

gale of electric light and power, . . . 99,673 40 

Other soarcee (electric), .... 3,14879 
Balance to profit and Iobb: 

Qas 34,681 91 

Electric 26,199 03 

S2SO,603 91 t28a,S03 91 
Pbofit and Lobs Aocodnt. 

BaUnce Jnne 30, 1900 9101,201 86 

Balance of gaa manntacturlng acconnC, .... 34,891 81 

Balance of electric mannfbctnring acconnt, . . . 26,199 03 

Rents, 378 53 

Jobbing, 901 67 

lalerest paid (12,164 76 

Dividends declared, 40,200 00 

Other Items, 7B7 89 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 110,400 18 

«163,G72 80 tl63,G72 80 

LEE BI^CTBIC COMPANT. 

Street m^B (gas) «!,000 00 

Hetere (gas) 300 00 

Real estate, 16,000 00 

Steam plant, 13,773 47 

Electric plant, 6,866 40 

Electric lines 19,603 4fl 

Transformers, 3,202 2fi 

Meters 90O 00 

Dae for llgbt and power, I,62S 31 

Fnel on hand 376 SO 

Oil and waste on band, 19 76 

Incandescent lamps on hand 42 CO 

Other materials on hand, 416 66 

Horses, wagons, etc ISO 00 

Office famltnre, 37 26 

Caeb on band 30 88 

Total assets, as per books of the companj, f64,584 32 

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LuBtum*. 

Capital tlock 929,000 00 

Bonds Inned 24,000 00 

Nidei parable, 6,£K) 00 

Total liabllitisg, at per books ot the company, .... 9S9,2MI 00 



ProSt and loss halance, 



H&NOFACTDRIIIO ACOOVKT. 



e,3H 32 
•64,CiS4 32 



Foi distribatloD, . 
management, • 
tasea and IncldentaU, 



|4,923 81 
102 67 
402 90 
MS 07 



Fbofit and Loss Account. 



•6,027 48 
3.»E>3 50 
99,980 98 



f9,»80 OB 
99,080 08 



Balance Jnne 30, 1900 

Balance of manntactniiiig actoant, 

Interest paid 9I,HI0 00 

DWldeodi declared 1,400 00 

Depredation 1,200 00 

BalaDce Jtrne 30, 1901, 0,334 32 

99,184 32 

LEICESTER. 
(See Rawsoh Lioht and Powkb Compamt.) 



LENOX BLBCTRIC COHPANT. 

Electilc linea 910,488 47 

Transformers 3,231 SI 

Hetera, 2,189 22 

Dne for light and power, 1,021 41 

Casb on band 600 00 

Inveatmenta 400 00 

Total aasets, as per books of the companj 927,433 01 

LlABILITIIS. 

Capital stock 920,000 00 

Unpaid bills 1,679 63 

Depredation fnnd 400 00 

Total liabilities, as per books ot the company 921,979 63 

Profit and loss balance, '. . . . . 6,4S3 98 

927,433 61 



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Hamufaotvbikq Aooouht. 
Operating expeoiea ; de. 

For distribatlon, (1,68S 39 

maDogeuuiDt, 01B 28 

Uxea and laddenlala, ... 250 03 

cairent bongbt 4,1BI 73 

t6,707 83 

Income from sale of llgbt >iid power, .... 

Balance lo profit and lot 1,203 09 

Profit and I«as Account. 

Dl 

Balance June 30. 1900 

Balance of manafaciaring account 

Divldeodt declared 91.800 00 

Otber itema, 5 S4 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 0,453 S8 

»7,209 82 



LEOMINSTER ELECTRIC LIGHT AND PQWEB COMPANY. 

Real Estate, 9\fi,*9i 31 

Steam pbiDi 20,461 03 

Electric plant, 17,487 M 

Electric linev 42,610 82 

TraDafomierB 0,7SS fi7 

Meterg, 0,609 4S 

Arc lamps 4,014 94 

Paient rigbta 10,000 00 

Due for light and power 0,140 67 

Foel on band 772 63 

Carbons on hand 7S 99 

Oil and waste on hand 44 96 

Incandescent lamps on band, 162 60 

Globes oD band, '. 21 03 

Other materials on band 486 14 

Fiztnies on hand, 173 21 

Horses, w^pins, etc, 296 20 

Snndiy accounts dne the Gompan7, 1,750 00 

Offlce rnmliare, les 07 

Cash on band 286 67 

Insnrance, 802 81 

InTestments, 6,800 00 

Total assele, as per books of the company 9132,463 29 

LIABII.1T1B8. 

Capital stock 950,000 00 

Notes payable 70,000 00 

nnpaid bills, 2,626 87 

Inleiest accraed bat not doe, I,7fi0 00 

Taxes accrtied bat not dne 600 00 

Total liabilities, at per tMmha of tbe company, 9124,976 87 

Profit and loss balance, 7,466 42 



9132,463 29 

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HunmcTViUMO Aocmvkt. 



Opentiiigeipeiuea: 

AtrtwioD 

For dirtribaUon, .... 

iDfcnii* from ule of llghi %ad power, 


tl3.6» 19 
2,48148 
3fiST15 
2,370 oe 


»20,S10 88 
11,286 81 
131397 48 


$31,897 4» 


PHOriT ANl 


D LOM A.CCOCHT. 


«8,687C3 
11,286 61 




















S,fiHOI> 

838 01 

7,486 42 

»20,348 43 










BbImct Jane 30. 1901, . . . 




$20348 43 



LEOHINSTBB OA8 UOHT COMPANY. 



Sueet oaAas, 20,000 01 

Meters 2,037 03 

Dne toi go* 1,S20 30 

Oaf coal on hand 962 42 

Bniichert oq hand 34S 79 

Saadij sccoonladae the compan;, 06 30 

Cash on band fi.lOO 99 

. NotM receivable 2,{i00 00 

Total uaeU, as per bookBof the companj, $60^086 76 

LlABILITIBS. 

Capital stock $50,000 00 



UmtvTxcnmsiie 
Operating expeniee : lik. 

At HOrfcB $3,170 23 

For dleCrlbnttoD, 307 46 

management 1,770 22 

taxes and incidentals, ... 705 31 

$5,9B3 22 

Income from sale or gas 

Balance to profit and loss 3,093 33 



$9,046 56 $9,046 B6 

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1 LOHa ACOOUHT. 



B>l>lic« Jane 30, 1900 

BalBoce of tDannfactorlng acconot 

InienBt receired, 

B«al8, 

Other Items of Income 

DiTldendi declared, |2,000 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 10,085 76 



•8,711 20 

3,093 33 

IM 3fi 



912,085 76 V12,08S 76 



OperBtJng expeoua : 
At Gtatloa, . 
For digtrlbiilion, . 



LEWIS & SON, BBADFOED. 
(Walpole.) 

HAMVFAOTUIIXHa ACCOUNT. 

(To Oct, i, 1900.) 



•1,197 28 

429 86 
•1,627 U 



LEXINGTON QAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Real estate (gat), t3,S00 00 

Hacblnerj and manaractnring appliances (gae) 6,956 43 

Street mains (gas) 6,382 39 

3 (gas) 1,031 61 



bne tor gas, 

Oas coal ou band, . 

Enrichera on band, . 

Otber gas materials on hand, . 

Ose flxtniee on band, 

Real estate (electric), 

Steam plant (electric), 

Blectdc plant, . . . . 

Electric lines, . . . . 

Traneformera 



112 38 

13 60 
33 IB 

193 08 

14 2S 
7,300 00 
8,519 62 
4,117 31 

I3,6t>2 33 
3,379 79 



Meters (electric), 2,780 2S 

Arc lamps 959 26 

Dne tor electric light and power 1,064 69 

, FnetoD hand (electric), 116 85 

Carbone on hand 7 00 

Oil and waste on hand 21 96 

Incandescent lamps on band 190 GS 

Olobee 00 hand 3 00 

Other electric materials on band, 388 IS 

Horses, iragons, etc. 262 00 

Sandr; accoooti dne tbe compan?, 109 IB 

Office tnmitare lOi 00 

Cash on hand 930 12 

Total assets, as per books of the company, •61,262 66 



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[Jan. 



LUBILITIBB. 

Capital gtock, 939,000 DO 

BODdB iaaaei, 2fi,000 00 

Unpaid bUl8 U« OS 

InleieBt accrued bat not da« 030 SS 

Total llsbilittea, at per boolu or the company 160,928 91 

Profit and loas balance 325 7S 

»6l,2S2 6e 

MAHUFACTOBmO ACCODNT. 

Operating expenae* (gas) : 

At works, »2,1SI IB 

For dlBtribatlon ISO 12 

management 3S6 90 

taxes and Incidentals, ... 316 91 

$3,014 U 

Operating expeneee {electric) : 

At station (4,428 97 

For dlstrlbntion 3,224 61 

management, 2,074 SS 

taxes and Incidentals, ... 602 22 

10,330 68 

Income from aale oF gas, (2,116 08 

sale or electric ligbt and power, . . . 1S,0SS 37 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Gai, 898 03 

Electric 4,724 69 

«18,069 48 (18,069 46 
Pbofit *nd Loss Account. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, (749 09 

Balance of gae mannfactnrlng account, .... (89803 

Balance of electric mannlkctoriog account, . . 4,724 69 

Interest paid 1,250 00 

Depreciation, 3,000 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1001 326 76 

(C,473 78 (6,473 73 

LOWELL BLECTRIC LIOHT CORPORATION. 

Beal estate (33,491 48 

8l«am pluit 143,880 32 

Electric plant 167,068 00 

Electric Unes 212,793 11 

Transformers, 57,828 62 

Meters 32,395 01 

Arc lamp fi6,769 17 

Dne tor ligbt and power 16,4BS 42 

Fuel on hand, 968 82 

Carbons on band, 706 66 

Oil and waste on band, SO 63 

IncaDdescent lampe on hand, S6G 73 

Qlobes on hand, S6C Ot 

Other materials on hand, 2,3SS 68 

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Snodij acconnU dae tbe comptDj, 1,373 44 

Office tDTnltnre eeS SO 

Caib on bud, 4,369 29 

iDsarance, 1,667 90 

InTeatmenti 16,600 99 

Total aiseta, m per booki of tbe company $741,431 91 

LlAKILITIEB. 

Capital stock 1400,000 00 

BoDda iuaed, ie6,OO0 DO 

Notei payable, 23,000 00 

Unpaid bllU 12,279 06 

Depo«ll8, 648 00 

Interest accraed bat not doe 9B B6 

AmoQDta due trooi tbe compaoj, not locladed above 3,729 97 



MANUrACTDKlNO AOOODNT. 

Operating expenses : 

At station, $6S,629 34 

For distribution, ..... 29,729 02 



taxee and incidentals, ... i 

Income from sale of ligbt and power, .... 

Balance to profit and los K,tti 19 

tIT8,9S9 43 »I78,959 43 
Pbofit and Loss Accoukt. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 f 118.016 18 

BalanceofmBnafkctnrlngaccoant, 06,482 fiS 

Interest received, 99S 24 

Other Items ot Income 330 34 

intaroBt paid C8,S97 74 

DWIdeods declared, 20,000 00 

Fremjam on bonds retired 1,07!V 00 

Other lleme, 68 79 

Balance Jonc 30, 1901 I4B,782 82 

tl7B,824 30 «I7B,824 3S 
LOWELL OAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

AdBBTB. 

Real eatate (420,000 00 

Hacbinerj and mannbcturlng appliances, street mains and meters, . 179,006 00 

Due tor gM 2,615 17 

Oas coal on band 2,562 70 

Coke on band 720 00 

Tar on band TOO 00 

Boricbers on band 2,013 12 

Purifying materials on band 600 00 



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Stoveg OD band tS,326 00 

Caah OD band 116,168 01 

Notes nceiTftblB, 150,000 Off 

Investments, 7E,00D 00 

Total sMeU, as p«r books of tbe company |9S3,Sia 01 

Llt-BILITIBB. 

Capital Itock, «647,000 00 

Premiam atconnt, 147,000 00 

Total 1UbiIltieB,a« per books ottbe company, .... t794,000 00 

ProSt and loss balance 169,810 01 

(963,810 01 
HANnrAOTVBiNO Account. 

Dl. Cl. 

Operating expenses : 

Atvorks 1234,119 04 

For dlBtribation 23,946 66 

management 21.051 87 

taxes and incidentals, . . . 27,S5fi 77 

8306,673 34 

Income f^om sale of gas $356,460 13 

residQals 17,910 64 

Balance to profit and loss, 97,706 43 

»404,379 77 •404,379 77 
Prowt jlvd Loss Aocodbt. 

Balance Jnne 30. 1900 9104,7SS 46 

Balance ofmannfactnrlng accoant 97,706 43 

Inteiest received 775 03 

Bents, ' 4,377 4S 

Jobbing 1,490 19 

Oiber items or income, 483 30 

DiTideads declared, S60,000 00 

DepreciatioD 269,790 38 

Otber items 10,000 00 

Balance Jane SO, 1901, 160,810 01 

$609,600 39 $509,600 39 ■ 



LYNN Gas and electric company. 

Abb GTS. 

Real estate (gas) 1250,996 41 

Macbinery and manaraclariDg appliances (gas), 153,642 64 

Street mains (gas) 103,968 73 

Dne for gas 31,286 65 

Qos coal on band 2,740 04 

Coke on hand, 126 10 

Tar on band, 450 00 

Enrlcbers on band 832 50 

Pnrifjlog materials on hand 900 00 

Stoves on band 2,011 97 

tteal estate (electric), 112,003 35 

Steam plant (electric) 74,603 51 

Electric plant, 48,773 76 

Electric lines, 71,265 74 

Transformers 8,270 00 



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Meters (electric) |fi,128 00 

Arc lamps, S,600 00 

Doe for electric light and poirer 19,309 30 

Feel on hand (electric) 2,046 IG 

CarbODs on band, 1,33S ST 

Oil and waste on band, 27 S9 

Incandescent lamps on hand 298 14 

Globes on band ISO SO 

Electric stoves on hand TS 09 

Snadrf accounts dne the company 7,299 fi7 

Cash on hand. Sl,339 12 

Offlce building and land 53,276 97 

Total assets, aa pel books ot the compan J, tl .007,692 7E> 

LlABILlTlEB. 

Capital tlock $500,000 00 

Unpaid bills S,t32 53 

Deposits 4,120 90 

Preminm on new eiock, S9,622 00 

Depredation fnnd 12,252 03 

Amonnts dae from the company, not inclnded above 980 00 



Operating expenses (gas) ; 

At works 1107,079 11 

For dlstribntion 33,4St 05 

management 6,388 16 

taxes and incidentals, . . . 9.895 96 

$168,794 28 

Operating expenses (electric) ; 

At Btatton $41,502 33 

For distribntlon, 17,093 57 

management 8,283 44 

taxes and incidentals, . . . 11,362 99 

10S,241 B3 

Income from sale of gas $197,927 19 

residnal 20,316 S9 

sale of electric light and power, . . ■ 172,45127 

Balance to profit and loss : 



Pbofit anb Loss Accoi;ni 



$390,693 35 $390,695 35 



Balance Jnne 30, 1900, 

Balance of gas manofactnriDg account, .... 
Balance of electric mannfkctaring account, 

Interest received, 

Rents 

DMdends declared $60,000 00 

Depredation, 6,000 00 

Other items 2,500 00 

Balance June 30, 1901 422,285 27 



$480,7SS 27 •4S0,78S 27 



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MALDBN ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

Rc&l eilale, t37,M7 86 

SteuD plant, 77,037 60 

Electric pUnt, 81,576 61 

Electric linea, 222,1103 W 

TnuiBtonnera, 24,301 28 

Meiert 21,828 16 

Arclunpi 12,011 74 

Dne tor light ud power, ltCs21 11 

Fnel on hand, 193 71 

CarboDB on band, 69 SO 

Incaadeaceut lamps on baod 1,848 32 

Globes on hand 33 67 

Other materials on band 4,642 61 

Motors 00 baud 4,372 45 

Horses, wagons, etc 2,190 61 

Sandrj accoanta doe the companj 10,768 72 

Office tnrsltme, 1,079 23 

Cash on band, 3,fl04 96 

Notes leceiTable 266 39 

InTeetmente 6,487 60 

Total assets, ai per books ot the company (606,974 47 



Capital Slock (195,000 00 

Bonds issned 100,000 00 

Notes payable 171.600 00 

Unpaid blUs 19,918 34 

Deposits 1,666 71 

Interest Bccraed bat not due, 2,520 83 

Total liabilities, as pet books ut ihe company, .... (490,734 88 
Profit and loss balance, 16,239 69 

(606,974 47 
MAHUrACTvuiNO Account. 
Operating expenses ; db. ci. 

At station (60,S4B 02 

For distribution 36,646 71 

management, 16,951 79 

taxes and incidentals, . . . 3,671 98 

(111,918 50 

Income from sale of light and power (143,213 69 

otber sonrces, 1,459 S6 

Balance to profit and loss, 32,764 75 

(144,673 25 (144,673 26 ' 



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Profit and Lobs Accodnt. 

Balwica June 30, 1900, 

Balance of nunataclndng acconni 

Interest received, 

Jobbing 

Interest paid, 912,967 26 

Dirldenda declared, 13,600 DO 

Depredation 1,000 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 16,239 69 



tlB,806 86 (48,806 8S 



MALDEN AND MELROSE GAS LIGHT COHPANT. 

Real estate, «90.406 02 

Machinery and niannfactnring appliances 119,fi24 2S 

Street mains 227,231 SI 

Meter 2i,761 86 

One tor gas 19.003 78 

Oss coal on band,' 6,308 81 

Coke on haod, 700 00 

Tar on band fi62 00 

Enricbers on band, 31 00 

Otbet materials on hand 4,981 93 

Stores on band, 660 00 

Sundry accoants due tbe company S,66B 13 

Cash on band 3,726 46 

Total assets, as per books ot tbe company, 9603,344 87 

LlABILITIBS. 

Capital slock C336,O00 00 

Notes payaWe, 67,000 00 

Deposits S,86fi 00 

Unpaid diTldeods, 1,327 60 

Premtnm acconnt 10,113 62 



Hanufaotcrino i 
Operating expenses : Da. ct. 

At works 167,681 16 

For dlstribation 6,971 SI 

management 6,189 6fi 

taxes and IncddBntals, . . . 8,014 36 

887,866 66 

Income from sale of gas 9109,72132 

residuals, 13,310 66 

Balance to proOt and lose, 36,17fi 22 

(123,031 88 «123,031 88 



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Pbofit and Losh AoamntT. 

Dr. 

Balance June 30, 1900 

Balance of manufactaring acconnt, 

Interest paid «2.90S 19 

DiTldends declared ISflKt 00 

Olherfteme 2,113 50 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 83,718 79 

$107^17 « 



HARBLEHEAD OAS AND BLBCTRIC UGHT COHPANT. 

Real estate, «4,000 00 

Hacbioei; and manntacinrlng appliances 12,186 B6 

Street malna 18,S«1 S3 

Hetera 1,908 W 

Dae tor gag, 891 18 

Oaa coal on band, 36 72 

Coke on band ' . 46 00 

Taronhaod, 68 01 

Stoves on band, 2M S2 

Pixturee on hand, IBS 67 

Hoises, wagons, etc 110 00 

SaiidT7 accoantB doe the company, 368 ^ 

OfBce rumltare, 60 00 

Cash on band 708 47 

InTflstments, 47S 00 

TotAlasseta, asperbookBoftheconipanj (39,788 98 

Liabilities. 

Capital stock (20,000 00 

Bonds issned, 10,000 00 

Notes parable ' 3,200 00 

Unpaid bill 2.960 72 



le company. 



M&HfrACTrRINO A 

Operating expenses : 

At norks, (3,702 70 

For dlBtribatian 1,066 88 

maDagemenI, 1,268 46 

taxes and incidentals, ... 192 70 

Income from sale of goB, 

realdoals, 

Balance to profit and loaa, 



•6,229 71 16,229 71 



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Phopit and Loss Aooonrr. 

Balance laxst 30, 1900 

Balance of manntbciiirlog acconnt, $680 13 

loUrast leceWed 

Interest paid, MS 00 

Otber iteniB 324 40 

Balance Jtme 30, 1901 3,622 26 



91,180 79 9B,1S0 70 



MABLBOBOnOH BLBCTBIC COHPAKY. 



Real estate f2fi,S07 53 

Steam plant, 26,906 6S 

Electric plant, 38,814 64 

Electric tlnei 34,768 97 

TranatormeTB, 6,S91 94 

MeterB 4,066 53 

Arc lamps, 7,717 07 

Dae for light and power, 1,012 18 

Fnel on band 1,787 60 

Carbons on band S4 80 

Oil and wa8le on band, 19 59 

Incandescent lamps on hand 166 16 

Globes on band, 48 6S 

Other materials on hand, 952 61 

Snndr J accounts dae the compan J, 156 29 

Cash on hand, 1,097 73 

InTeatmentB 30,000 00 



Total assets, as per books of the company, J179,707 73 

LiABiunss. 

Capital stock, (30,000 00 

Bonds Issued, 75,000 00 

Notes payable 49,000 00 

Unpaid bills 2,738 B6 

Interest accmed bat not dae 333 33 



MANnPAOTVBIHQ AOCODHT. 



Operating expenses: 




'^ 


■ 










For dlstribntion, .... 


4,264 12 






a,321 68 






















Income from sale ot light and power, . 






J26,875 95 










Balance to profit and loss, 




















»2e,99i6a 


»28,894 86 



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pBom un> IiMS Aaootnra. . 

Db. Cl 

BkUdm Jane 30, 1900, tn.m 71 

Balance ot maDafBCtarlng acconnt, 10,0% 26 

Other items of Income, 9 M 

Interaat paid 94,627 71 

Deprecl&tloa 130 32 

B&lance Jane 30, 1901, 23,630 Si 



927,283 87 927,283 ST 



HARLBORODOH OAS LIGHT COUPANT. 

Raal eetale, 926,229 36 

Machinery and mBnafactiirliig appUaneea 43,903 S7 

Street malne, 22,939 41 

Meters, 3,943 24 

Odb for gaa 1,552 40 

Ofu coal on hand 620 97 

Coke on hand 170 00 

Tai oa band 423 DO 

PniUrlDg mateiials on hand, 35 TS 

Otber malerlale on band, 1,BM SO 

Stovea and flxtnres on band, 1,057 63 

Snndiy accoanla dae the company 2,783 S3 

Casb on band 1,342 66 

Total aagets, aa per books ot tbi company (106,461 01 

LlABtLITIES. 

Capital atoch, 960,000 00 

Notes payable 29,000 00 

Unpaid bill 4,196 24 

Total liaUIltles.aa per booka of tbe company, .... 983,10624 

Profit ttnd loss balance, 33,264 77 

9106,461 01 

MiKUPAfjTnnnra Aooouht. 

Operating expenses : ni. ci. 

At works 9B,6B0 OS 

For dlalrlbntion, 608 16 

management, 2,042 10 

taxes and inddenula, . . . 1,212 39 

912,608 22 

Income [h>m sale of gas 916,981 66 

realdaal 1,766 86 

otber aourcet 73 74 

Balance to profit and loss 6.314 03 



918,823 24 918,822 24 



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FBom An) LOBH Acaovm. 



Balance Jace 30, 1900. . 
Baltmce of mannfactiirlng account, . 

Inlerest paid, 

DlTldends declared 

Otber items 

Balance JuDe 30, 1901, 





f 2l,8a3 01 




S,3U 02 


timsi 




2,000 00 





(2S,176 03 «2S,176 03 



MASSACHUSETTS PIPE LINE 0A8 COUPAKT. 



Real eetaie 9176,379 01 

Hactilnery and manufltctarlsg appllanCM [196,346 66 

Street malne, 1,261,449 03 

Dae for gas 78,766 30 

Qas on band 663 78 

Purifying naterlala on hand, 8,948 60 

Snodry accounts dae the companj, 2,278 70 

Cash on band 8,332 73 

Total assetg, aa per books ot the company $2,132,664 77 

Liabilities. 

Capital stock tl,000,000 DO 

Notes payable, . . . 1,080,000 00 

Dnp^d bill 7,211 1* 

Interest accrued but not dae 9,282 60 



HAHDFAOTtlBIHO AOCOUHT. 

Operating expenses : 

At work 9102.290 93 

For dlsttibntion 6,691 78 



|ei0,266 27 C610,266 ij 
Pbofit and Loss Aooount. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (5,688 82 

Balance ot manufacturing account (100,628 66 

Interest received, 216 37 

Inlerest paid 64,274 02 

Boston Oas Light Compan]'' Mbale, .... 9,809 96 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 31,171 13 

$100,843 92 1100,843 92 



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THE D. J. HcDONALD COHFANT. 
(Boctco.) 

HANim.<rnrBiKO Aooovnt. 

Di. Oi. 

Operating axpenMS : 

At station (H^UT 32 

For diBtribndon ISM 00 

maaagement 2CiO 00 

tftxet and Incidentals, . • 420 B8 

cnrrent boagbt, .... 496 Oft 

tlfi,887 90 

Income from gale of Hght and powei, .... S13,42a 00 

other BonrcM 3,600 00 

BalMUX lo pioat and loM, 1.087 10 



$17,078 00 $17,075 Ol 



MEDFIELD BLBCTRIC LIGHT AND POWEE COMFANY. 

Real estate ' • »33,4fl7 88 

Steam plant 33.799 37 

Electric plant 17,678 86 

Electric lines 80,096 70 

Transformers, ■ . . . . 1,820 79 

Ueters, 1.619 23 

Doe for light and power, 4,220 38 

Fuel on band 2,620 00 

Oil and waste on hand 18 06 

Incandescent tamps on hand, 337 29 

Other materials on hand 96 26 

Horsee, wagons, etc 1.378 93 

Sundry acooonts due the company, 698 63 

Office (nmiture, BO 00 

Cash on hand 272 13 

Advanced Interest 280 00 

Insorance, 103 19 

InTestmentB, 2,219 86 

Total assets, as per books of the company, tll80,405 05 

Profli and loss balance, 3,482 00 

fl83,867 06 
LiABiLinnB. 

Capital stock *flO,000 00 

Bonds issned 60,000 00 

Notes payaMe 91,000 00 

Unpaid bills, 12,242 06 

Interest accrued bat not duo 62B 00 

Total llabilitlea, ai per books of the company, .... $183,867 05 



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MANDTAonmiHa Aocoitht. 
Operating expentes : 

At Bladon 91B,2S3 30 

For diBtribatiOQ 387 71 

management 1,282 76 

taxes and inddentala, ... 886 66 

J17,7»0 « 

Income fVom Bale of tlgbt and pover (22,187 51 

Balance to profit and Imb, 1,397 03 

J22,18rGI (22,187 01 
Fkofit and Lohb Acdount. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (2,873 23 

Balance ot mauafactiuliig acconnt, (4,397 03 

Interest paid 4,986 80 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 3,162 00 

(7,869 03 (7,869 03 

MEDWAT ELECTEIC UQHT AND POWEE COMPANY. 

Real eetate, (3.000 00 

Steam plant 786 00 

Electric plant - . . ■ 1,950 00 

Electric line 3,719 12 

TransformerB 616 00 

Dne tor electric ligbtand power 7 60 

Oil and waste on hand 03 SS 

Incandescent lampa on hand 4 10 

Other materials on band 182 64 

flxtnrea on band, 71 10 

Caeb on band, lOO 74 

Total assets, aB per books at tbe companj (10,521 75 

Profit and k>Bi balance, . . . . . . ' . 2,114 41 

(12,636 IS 

LlABtLlTIEB. 

Capital Block, (12,000 00 

Uap^d bills, 636 IS 

Total liabllitlea, as per books of tba company (1Z,63S 16 

UuttrpionmtHa AocoDirr. 

Operating expeoees ; 

At station (476 11 

For distribution 212 19 

maaagemeni, 361 11 

taxes and Inctdentals, ... 699 61 

(1,614 99 

Income from sale ot light and power, .... (1,103 77 

Balance to proQt and Iobb 211 IB 

(1,641 96 (1,614 9S 



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Db. Cb. 

Bftlance JniM 30, 1900 92,113 W 

B«Janc« of nuiinhctniliiK acconnt, 241 IS 

OlbflrtteiD* of income, t210 72 

BiOuice Jmw 30, 1901, 1,114 41 



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HILFORD BLECTKtO UOHT AMD POWBB COHPAMT. 

Bwl e«t>U« $5,003 24 

Electric plant 22,287 98 

Electric lines, 38,aM 11 

Traiulbciiwn, 3.961 49 

Meten, 2,99a 30 

AicUmpt 7,020 7S 

Doe for light and power, 2,254 38 

Carbont on lund, 23 OB 

IneandeMent lampi on luod^ 203 BO 

Globes CO bud, 23 10' 

Hoton on hand 900 OO 

Ftxtnree on band, 67 tl 

Snndry accotut* due tbe enupaoj, 241 flS 

Office fnrnitnie 500 

CMb on band 230 10 

Inaniance and taxea 223 92 

Total aMCto, m per booka of the ctHnpanr $84,015 M 



Capital Hock, (40,000 OO 

Notei parable, 27,000 OO 

Unpaid biilB S,442 70 

BeKTredfuEMl, 4,960 90 

DepredMion fond 4,961 00 

Total liabilltiBa.^Bi per boolu of the companj f 82,364 69 

Profit and loas balance 1,SS0 SI 

f84,01B 20 
HuntFAOTUBiMa Aooorar. 
Operating expenwa : 

At station $1,236 22 

For diBlribntlon 2,813 HO 

managemeDt, 2,097 00 

taxei and Inddentali, . 1,473 08 

enirent bonght, .... 7,437 29 

— »lB,tKS7 09 

Income from lale of light and poirer, .... $21,200 49 

Balance to profit and loss 6,143 40 



$31,200 49 $21,200 40 

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Fbofit Ain> Loss Aooohht. 

Dl 

Balance Jnne 30, 19M, 

Balance of mannfactnrfng acGomit, 

InUreBt paid tl.3S3 70 

Dlvidende declared 8,200 00 

Depredation (nnd 478 27 

Beseire fund, 1,399 40 

Balance Jane 80, 1901, l,6tW 01 



98,111 es «8,1U 93 



HILFOBD GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real esUle, {3,400 00 

Machine:? and manofkclnringappliaEicea 09,366 61 

Street malne, 27,047 24 

Met«iB . . . 2,906 25 

Dae lor gas, 4,237 39 

Qaa coal od band, 0,097 40 

Coke on bond, 025 00 

Tar OD hand, 48126 

Porirrlng mataiiala on hand 84 00 

Other maleriale on band, 324 62 

StoTes on band 433 OS 

FixtnreB on band 69 68 

Sander accounts dne the company 230 87 

Office fnmitnre, 00 00 

Cash on hand, 1,724 26 



i, as per books of the company, 



LlABILITIBB. 

Capital «iock f72,800 00 

Unpaid dividends, 3,61S 00 

Depredation tand, 20,800 00 



MAKcriGTuiuNa AooonvT. 



Operating ei 

Ai works f 14,8BB S3 

For distribution, 664 SS 

maDagemeot 20S 30 

taxes and inddentala, . . . 1,901 38 

Income from sale of gaa 

residuals, 

other sonrces, 

Balance to profit and loit, 




lixxviii GAS AND ELECTRIC UGHT. 



Psoni AMD LoM Aoaomrr. 

Balance June 30, 1900 

BnluiM ot mBnabctariDK Mconnt, 

Dividends declared, (7,230 00 

Other Items, 192 21 

Balance June 30, 1001 1,813 16 



tl2,236 36 812,235 3 



MILLBDBT ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

Real eetaie 94,696 28 

Stawn plant, 9.036 37 

Blecbric piant 6,673 80 

BiecDric lines 18,210 Bl 

TiaoBlormers, 938 05 

Helen, 1,102 82 

Arc lamps, 2,100 72 

Due torligbt and power, . 1,990 22 

Fuel on hand 4$1 00 

Carbons on band 7 00 

Oil and waste on band, 24 00 

Incandescent lamps on band 150 TB 

OlobBB on band, 1 SO 

Other materials on band, 334 92 

Flztnres on band, 173 OS 

Office fornitnre 71 86 

Cash on band 201 31 

Insurance 202 2S 

Total Bssels, as per books of tbe compan7, (46,021 14 

LuBnjnne. 

Capital et«ck 917,000 00 

Bonds issoed, 16,000 00 

Notes payable 10,732 14 

Unpaid bills 824 00 

Interest accmed but not due, 240 DO 

Total liablimes, as per books ot tjhe compuiy, .... (44,796 23 

Profit and loss balance, 1.724 91 

(46,021 14 
MAKtrPAonmtMa Aooodnt. 

Da. Ck. 
Operating expenses : 

At staOon (4.127 68 

For distribnlioa 370 96 ' ' 

management, 641 II 

taxes and Incidentals, ... 473 00 

(0,817 75 

Income from sale of light and power, ... . ' (7,463 93 

otber sources, 64 00 

Balance to profit and toes, 1,910 68 



(7,028 4S (7.02B 43 



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Fbopit and Loss Aooodict. 

Da. Cc 

Balance JnaeSO, 1900 f 1,078 47 

Balance of manofactnring accoant, 1,910 68 

Wiring 13 26 

InKreet paid, (1,193 47 

Other items 84 03 

Balance June 30, 1901, 1,724 91 

J3,002 41 J3,002 41 

MILL18 ELECTRIC LIQHT COHPANY. 

AaSHTB. 

Steam plant, elacbrlc plant, electric lines, IranBrormerB and meters, . f 5,000 00 
ToUl assets, as per books or the compon; (6,000 00 

LlABILlTIBS. 

Capital stock, f 9,000 00 

Total liabilities, Bap«T books ortbe company (6,000 00 



HILTON UQHT AND POWEE COMPANY. 

ASSSTS, 

Real estate, (21.662 76 

Steam plant 22,567 98 

Electric plant, 18,212 71 

, Electric lino 38,728 66 

Traasformers 7,460 40 

Meters, 6,637 27 

Dna for ligHt aod power, 4,293 00 

Fnel on band, 2,206 00 

on aod waste on hand, 16 80 

Incandescent lamps on hand, . , 721 18 

Other materials on hand 206 86 

Sundry anxjanls dne tlie company 63 00 

Cash on hand 114 32 

Notes receivable 46 66 

Insarance, 180 39 

Total assets, as per books of tbe company, (123,02104 

LUBILITtBE. 

Capital stock, (42,000 00 

Bonds Issued 12,000 OO 

Notes payable, 30,000 00 

Dnp^d bills, -.-.-. . 6,223 54 

Interest accroed bnt not dne, 437 BO 

Total liabUities, as per books ol the company (119,66104 

Profit and loss balance, 3,360 00 



(1'23,D21 04 

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[Jan. 



HunvACTCKUie Aoaomn. 



Operating expenBea : 



AtBtatloD 

For dietrlbaOOE, .... 

tAxcB and Inddentalf, . . 

Income from wie ot light and pow«r. 


f 9,336 01 
1,S14 IS 
1,340 39 
1,115 56 


tl8,706 11 
U,S94M 

Dl. 

t3,810 67 
2,620 00 

6,686 52 
2,287 80 


t28,164 70 








PBOFtt AND 


Low AOOOITHT. 


$28,300 70 

«2,910 00 










' 


Dividends dBclarea, .... 






















f 17,634 69 


f 17,634 59 



NANTUCKET ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



R«a1 estate t^OO Oi 

Steam plant, 4,977 4i 

Electric plant, 8,309 5; 

Electric lines, 7,162 6: 

Transformers 4,289 3' 

Meters, 310 & 

Arc lamps, 2,fii2 ei 

Doe lor ligbt and poirer 1,246 9i 

Fnel on hand, 425'0i 

Carbons on hand, 14 01 

Oil and waste on hand, 37 & 

Incandescent lamps on hand. 9 61 

Globes on band, 13 Oi 

Other materials on liand, 100 Oi 

Office fnraltnre 76 01 

Cash on hand, 630 S< 



Total Bi 



B, aa per books of the company. 



LlABIUTIBf. 

Capital stock (26,000 00 

Unpaid bills, 631 81 



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HANUFAOTUBnia AOOOItHT. 

Operating expenMs : Dr. Ci. 

At BtatloD, S4,3M B6 

For dlBtribntloD, 230 S9 

management 9M 60 

tszes and Inddentsli, ... AM 66 

f6,I16 70 

Income from ule ot light and power 96,811 3S 

B«laDC« to proflt and Iom, 724 S8 

|6,B4L 3S 96,841 38 

PhOFIT AMD Lo«e AOOOVHT. 

Dl Cl 

Balance Jnne 3D, IQOO 94,36t> 93 

Balance of nunnfactnriiigaccoant, 724 68 

Interest received 1 88 

Intereat jyaii, tO IS 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 6,082 33 



9B,082 49 96,082 49 



NANTUCKET GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real eelale, 93,000 00 

Hacbinerr and maonfactariiiK appliances, 20,000 00 

Street mains, 9,S40 03 

HeteiB 4,000 00 

Dneforga - 298 70 

Gai coal on hand, 1,1C1 46 

Coke OD haad 8 00 

Tar on hand 70 00 

Cash on hand, 27 21 

iDTeatments 368 00 

Total asaetB, aa per bookl of the companj, 938,463 9S 



LuBiLima. 

Capital stock 930,000 00 

Total lUblUtles, as pet twoks ot the companj, .... 936,000 00 

Frodt and loss balance 2,463 99 

938,463 06 

MANvrAOTDUHa Aooomrr. 
Operating ezpenvee ; Da. Ci. 

At works, 93,422 33 . 

Pordlstribntlon, 1B6 76 

management, 331 81 

taxes and Inddentals, ... 134 16 

94,084 04 

Income Ihmi sale of gaa, 94,203 76 

reaidnata, SO 00 

otber Bonrces 46 30 

Balance to proflt and loss, 24G 91 



94,329 9fi 94.329 9S 

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[JaD. 



B&laDCe Jddb 30, 1900, . 
BbUum of mMmfacnirliig ftccoont, . 
Balance June 30, 1901, 



f2,453 »S 

(2,163 ee 13,403 ea 



NA.TICE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



R«al estate, 9S3,491 71 

Steam plant, 20,SM 61 

Electric plant, 29,809 N 

Electric lines, 39,241 31 

TraOBrormers, 7,961 41 

Het«n 4,239 U 

Arc lamps, S36 K 

Due tor light and power, 7,187 9, 

Fuel on band 1,682 2 

CarlMins on hand, 6 01 

on and w»Ble on band 107 31 

Incandescent lamps on band 78 4! 

Globes on haad, 46 21 

Other maierislB on hand, 73 Oi 

Horaee, wagons, etc 422 Si 

Sundry acconate due the oompftoy 506 Si 

Office tnrDltiiie, 194 Si 

Cash on hand 762 II 

Inanrance and lazes 66S 2' 



Capital slock, . 
Bonds Issued, . 
Notes payable, ■ 
Unpaid blUB, . 
Depreciation (and. 



Total liabilities, as per books ol the company, 



•199,239 2t 

{62,000 00 
62,000 00 
29,244 M> 
16,981 71 
3,000 00 

. (199,229 21 



At si 



Haj<ivaotubino Aooomrr. 



Operating expenses : 



For dlstrlbatioa 8,196 63 

management 2,076 SO 

taxes and inddmlala, . . . 2,911 27 

(36,083 84 

Income ftom sale of light and power, .... (36,685 15 

Balance to profit atidloas, 1,60161 



(36,686 IB (36,686 46 

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Pbottt and Lom Aooovnt. 

Balanca Jnne 30, 1000 9B00 49 

BalftDce of mtmnCftctniing account, 1,601 SI 

Kents, 1,006 00 

Interest paid, f4,309 17 

Balance Jnae 30, 1901, 901 07 

94,309 17 $4,309 17 



NA.TICK QA8 LIGHT COMPANY. 

Beol eetatt |13,37S 74 

Machinerr and manafkcinring appliances, 0,899 S3 

Street maiD 21,464 72 

Hetera, 4,222 19 

Dne tor g^B, 3,631 46 

Qua coal on Hand 1,818 TS 

Coke on hand 181 13 

Tar on band, 138 00 

Pnrlfying malcriala on hand 40 00 

Other materials on hand 49 50 

Stoves and flxtnrea on hand 168 27 

Snodiy acconnta due tbe company 8,008 41 

Office tnrnitare, 196 64 

Cash on hand, 40S 80 

Total assets, as pec books of the company f 60,648 04 



LlABILlTIBS. 

Capital stock 920,000 00 

Notes payable 15,014 29 

Unpaid bills, 6,410 26 

Total Uabllitles. as per booka of the company (40,424 6B 

Froflt and loss balance 20,124 39 

(60,648 94 

HANtTPAOTtTBtNO AOCOVKT. 

Da. Cl. 

Operating expenses : 

At work (7,610 87 

For dlalribuUon 441 90 

management 262 92 

taxes and Incidentala, ... 694 60 

(8,800 38 

Income from sale of gas, (10,672 63 

resldoals, 1,237 26 

other sources 82 89 

Balance lo profit and lose 3,102 30 

(11,992 68 (11,992 68 

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F&OPIT Atn> LOBB AOOODNT. 

Dl. Cl. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 f 19,226 19 

Balance of manafactDring account 3,192 30 

Intereat paid, 9863 40 

DlTideDdg declaied 1,100 00 

BaUnce lime 30, 1901 20,124 39 

J23.417 79 $22,417 79 



NBEDHAH. 

(See 6EEBNDALE Chemiimi. and Blbotsio Ltohtino Cohfani.) 



NEW BEDFORD OAS AND EDISOH LIQHT COMPANY. 

Kesl estate (gas) 91B3,BIS 00 

Macbiner]' and moQufaetiuliig appUances (gaa), 4B,779 00 

Street mains (gai) 104,984 41 

PnblJcgas lampe ■ . . . . t,SOO 00 

Meters (gas) 20,400 3S 

Dne for gas, 9,377 29 

Qaa coal on hand, 3,898 13 

Cobe on band, 47S 00 

Tar on hand 322 00 

Barlchers on hand, S92 SO 

Fnrl^ing materials on band 20 00 

Other gas maleiialB on hand, 6,BB7 14 

SCOTBS on band, 1,B38 44 

Gas flxtares on hand, 3,153 14 

Beal estate (electric) S0,692 62 

Stsam plant (electric) 72,788 SO 

Electric plant 64,772 H 

Electric lines, 128,042 20 

Undergionnd Gondnlle 27,840 41 

Transform ers, 2,602 68 

Meters (electric), 8,096 40 

Arc lamps, 8,929 46 

Patent rights 62G 00 

Due for electric light and power, 0,453 66 

Fnel on hand (electric) 43 38 

Carbons on hand 2,186 3S 

Oil and waste on hand 144 00 

Incandescent lamps on band 1,38182 

Olobee OD band 394 80 

Other electric materials on hand 20,980 87 

Motors on hand, 7,ZB8 82 

Horses, wagons, etc, 768 76 

Snndrj acconnts dne the companj 13,138 SO 

OlBce tnmilnre and eapplle 878 28 

Cash on band, 4,909 20 

Notes receirable 109 77 



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Total BEMts, SI per booka of tbe company, f912,014 96 

LlABILITIBB. 

CapiUl stock (660,000 00 

Notes payable 45,160 00 

Onpald Ml) i,326 81 

Deposll S,S36 31 

Dnpatd dividends, 9,917 eo 

Interest accrned but not dne, 4S7 37 

Beseired fand 10,000 00 

Depreciation fond, S0,643 24 

Premlam acconnc, 10,204 80 



HAHUrAOTTBIHO AOOOOHT. 

operating expenie* (gas) : 

At works $50,687 89 

For distrlbation S,S13 22 

management, 9,039 33 

taxei and inddenlal*, . . 7,903 M 

976,124 00 

Operating expenses (electric) ; 

At station |26,709 43 

For dlatrlbntion, 14,160 97 

maDagemenl, 9,039 34 

taxes and incidentals, . 8,826 48 

68,726 23 

Income fhim sale of gas, f 113,116 78 

residnals, 14,606 67 

other eoarces (gas) 118 U 

sale of electric llgbl and power, . . 111,718 87 

other sources (elecDric), .... 2,362 SO 

Balance to profit and loss ; 



Electric, . 



11,963 62 9241,963 62 



Pho?it A)n> Lobs Aooodnt. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 f 141,862 11 

Balance of gas manntactnrlng account 61,717 9S 

Balance of electric manaractnrlngaccoiiQl, . . . 66,3B0 46 

Rents, 624 70 

'otiblng 1,993 e4 

Other items of income 360 36 

Interest paid fS,243 87 

DiTidenda declared, 44,260 00 

Depreciation fund 67,316 13 

Other item 386 28 

Balance June 30, 1901 144,643 93 

$261,844 21 $261,844 21 



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MBWBUBTPOET GAS AMD BLBOTRIC COMPANY. 

RMlesuu(su) f3,m43 

HachlDerrsndmBDuractnrlDgappliaQceB (gaa), 76,000 00 

Street maim (gw), 7,*I6 68 

Meters (gaa), h9*S W 

Doe tor gM <>^ *> 

Gag co«I on hand 370 W 

Coke on haod, 64 W 

Tar on hand 27^ <» 

Enricbera on hand, 30 26 

PncUf ing maierlalB on hand, 91 60 

Other gae materials on band 990 72 

StoTSS on hand, 218 36 

Real estate (electric), 12.000 00 

Steam plant (electric), 13,136 47 

Electric plant, 16,000 00 

Electric lines. 16,100 89 

Transformers 866 33 

Meiers (electric), 98* 71 

Arc lamps '0,964 88 

Dne for electric light and power 1.736 98 

Fuel on hand (electric) 87 70 

Carbons on band 217 60 

Oil and waste on band, 40 00 

Incandescent lamps on hand 38 70 



Globes on hand, 



43 80 



Other electric materials on hand 200 80 

Electric fistores on hand 78 00 

Horses, wagons, etc., 300 00 

Snodry acconnu due the companj, 1.733 25 

Office fnmiinre, 119 73 

Cash on hand 944 95 

Works improvement, 27,033 17 

Total aisela, as per books of the company f 196,972 87 

LllBILlTIBB, 

Capital Stock, «140.000 00 

Notes payable **.** '"' 

Unpaid bills , 'Ol 81 

Deposits 76 00 

Unpaid diTldenda, 222 00 

Interest accraed bnl not dne. 300 00 

AmonntB dne from the company, not included above 133 39 



H&KDFACTOBIHa A 

OperaUng expenses (gas) : 

At works »14,937 26 

For distribntloo 2,393 30 

management 2,121 77 

taxes and Incidentals, . . . 1,627 67 



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eperating expenses (electric) : 

A.t Btatlon «6,8I4 10 

For dletribudoQ 2,m 17 

management 1,7B2 29 

laxeK and InddeuCalB, . . . 1,896 41 

J13,089 27 

Income from aale of gas, 924,SJS7 72 

reeldnol 2,844 27 

gale ot electric ligbi and power, . . 18,893 11 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Gas, S,622 10 

Electric 0,803 84 

(16,SeB 10 tit,W6 10 
Profit inp Loss Account. 

Balance Jnoe 30, 1900 |18,*34 64 

Balanca of gaa manatactnrjng account, .... 0,022 10 

Balance of electric inanufactnriug account, . . 6,803 84 

Bents 134 36 

Jobbing, 46 91 

Interest paid, (1,600 37 

DiTidends declared S,tO0 00 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 19,140 47 

f29,040 84 $29,040 84 



NEWTON AND WATEETOWN GAS UGHT COMPANY. 

Real estate (gaa), $72,674 92 

Machlner7 and maoafactnrlng appllaacM (gae) 81,872 94 

Street m^na (gae), 147,007 67 

MeierE (gaa) ' 11,794 46 

Sue for gas, 33,368 09 

Gas coal on hand, 1,576 78 

Coke on band, 378 00 

Tar on hand, ' 1,«2 m 

Purifying materials on band, 660 00 

Other gas malerlala on band, 838 W 

Blovee on band, 1,66S 77 

Real estate (electric) 18,000 00 

Steam plant (electric) 46,976 23 

Electric plant, 24,806 43 

Electric lines 63,926 92 

Transformera, 8,036 00 

Metars (electric), 7,676 B8 

Arc lamps 4,116 49 

DnetM: electric light and power, 9,939 02 

Fuel on hand (electric), 97 40 

Carbons on hand, 1,678 M 

on and waste on hand, 160 00 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 1,408 24 

Globes on band, 16 40 

Other electric materlala on band, 1,809 49 

Motors on hand, 226 IS 



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Honei, WBgoDi,st«., 91>B12 10 

Snadrf BCCODnu dae tbe eompaoy, , . 2,3M 60 

Office turnitara 927 S7 

Notes raceirable, 36 06 

InreBtmenu, 1S,132 77 

Total «»9ets, Bs per books ofthe compaD7 tS61^7 06 



Liabilities. 

CaplWl stock, . 1260,000 00 

Bonds issaed ' 90,000 00 

Notes payable 7,649 85 

Unpaid bills, 26.633 66 

Deposlte, 2,826 14 

Unpaid dividends 688 00 

Interest dae bat not paid 1,930 00 

Premlom acconat 726 12 

Toiall<abllltteB,aBperbook9ofthecompaa7, 1380,667 77 

Proflt and lose balance, 181,089 29 

(061,647 06 

« HANVFACTURIHa ACCOUNT. 

Operating eipenaas (gas) : Dt c«. 

At works, 181,272 97 

For diatribatlon, 28,0*6 13 

managemeat, 8,118 16 

Uxes and incidentals, . . 6,863 78 

$124,288 01 

Operating expenses (electric) : 

At station, |29,704 49 

For distrlbotlon 24,668 94 

Dutnagement 1,663 96 

taxes and IncldenUl ^006 09 

S4,051 47 

Income from sale of gas (142,840 46 

residaalB 23,834 41 

sale of electric light and power, . . 74,203 12 

otberaoarceg (electric) 3,290 62 

Balance to profit and logs : 

Gas, 42,386 82 

Eleetric 13,442 27 

(244,166 60 (244,168 60 
Profit and Lobb Account. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (172,199 78 

Balance of gas mannfactorlng acconnt 42,386 82 

Balance of electric manntactaring acconnt, . . . 13,442 27 

Interest receiTCd, 367 09 

Hants, 2,017 30 

Other Items of income, 32 SO 

Interest paid (4,113 26 

Dividends declared 20,000 00 

DeprecUHon, 19,741 68 

Old accounts 6,491 32 

Balance Jane 30, 1001 181,089 29 



(230,436 H (230,430 H 

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NILES TRUST ESTATE. 

(BOBtOO.) 

MtHDFAOTDBtNO ACCODHT. 

Operating expenwa : 



#4,298 39 

242 4t 

6 50 

»4,647 34 

Income Tatm gale ot light aad power 

Balance to profll and loss, 1,911 71 

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NORTH ADAMS GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real estate (gM) (22,000 00 

Hacblnery and manafacturlng appliances (gas) 3S,3I0 93 

Street malna (gas) 2a,000 00 

Meters (gas) e,900 00 

Dno for gas, 6,974 38 

Gas coal on band G,2I8 SO 

Tat on hand 681 20 

Enrichera on hand, 123 59 

Otber gas materials on hand 7,800 00 

Stoves and gae Bxtorea on hand 2,206 S7 

Real estate (electric), . 10,SOO 00 

Sleam plant (electric), 42,500 00 

Electric plant 26,600 00 

Electric lines, 21,000 00 

Tranatormen, ll.DDS 00 

Meiers (electric), 12,478 00 

Aic lamp 9,000 00 

Sue for electric llgbl and power, D,53G SS 

Fuel on hand (electric), B79 00 

CarlKins on hand, ' . . . , 53 00 

Incandescent lamps on band, r>,000 OO 

Globea on hand, SOO 00 

Eoraet, wagona, etc., 1,200 00 

Snndrj accounts due the company, . 1,402 DO 

Office fuTDituie, 800 00 

Cash on hand 717 68 

Investments 2,000 00 

Total asseta, as per books of the company 1^9,488 99 

LlABIlITIBS. 

Capital Stock, . . . . \ 250,000 00 

Notes payable, 69,700 00 

Deposits 576 50 



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U&NtTFAOTOBINO AOOOUNT. 

Dl. Cl. 

Operating sxpeHBei (gu) : 
AtWOib $33,421 06 

FordlgtHbutioD, S,6TS 44 

management 6,117 9S 

Uze» and inddsntal 1,686 62 

t4C>,904 07 

Operating cxpenns (electric) : 

At Btatioa 922,724 42 

For dlatiibntloD 18,306 20 

management, 6,117 97 

toxea and InddenlaU, . . . 1,439 46 

42,647 05 

lavome tiomealeorgBi, (47,898 79 

residualB, 8,846 40 

sale of electric U^t and power, . . 66,998 41 

Balance to proSt and loss : 

Oas 10,84! 12 

Electric 23,361 36 

»122,7438b «I22,743 60 
Pbotit and Lose Account. 

ItB. Ca. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 9126,947 22 

Balance ot gat mannCactaring account, .... 10,841 12 

Balance of electric manaliicturing account, . . . 23,361 36 

Other items or income, 246 00 

iQWrest paid 93,072 21 

Divtdendg declared, 4,000 00 

Depreciation, 7,100 00 

Olheritem 1,000 00 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 146,213 49 

9160,386 70 9I6(>.38« 70 

NORTHAMPTON ELECTEIC LIGHTINQ COMPANY. 

Real esMte 941.186 91 

Steam plant, 30,224 37 

Electric plant 38,798 62 

Electric lines, 29,479 00 

Transformers 6,467 83 

Meter 6,482 64 

Arc lamp 9,041 69 

Dne for light and power 4,313 93 

Pnel on hand 92 00 

Carbons on band, 40 00 

Oil and waste on hand 20 00 

Incandescent lamps on band, 60 00 

Globes on band 10 DO 

Other materials on hand, IAS 00 

Horses, wagons, etc., 407 90 

Sundry accoDola dne (he compan;, 302 64 

Office fnniitaTe 87 40 

Cosh on hand, 6,971 61 

Total assets, as per books oltbe company 9171.121 S4 



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Capital stock teS.TOO 00 

Bonds iB»aed, f8,fiD0 00 

Unpaid bills 172 16 

Depreciation fnnd 13,000 00 



MiNtlFACTDKINO ACCOUNT. 

Operating expenses: 

At Biation (12,608 31 

For dlftrlbntlon 4,09S 69 

management 2,433 99 

Uxes and Incidentals, . 2,096 41 



aiO,082 IB 140,082 18 

Pbopit and Lobb Account. 

Dn. Cr. 

Balaace Jane 30, 1900, 933,197 69 

Balance ot manufactaring accoant 18,343 78 

Bents, 709 7fi 

Jobbing 49 87 

Interest paid, 93,029 90 

Dividends declared, 3,522 00 

Depreciation (nnd 10,000 00 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 36,749 19 

(62,801 09 992,801 09 



NORTHAMPTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Heal estate $38,700 00 

Macblnerj and manaCactnrlng appliances 6,000 00 

Street maiaa 24,000 00 

Doe for gas 2,762 06 

Gm coal on band, 1,826 62 

Cofee on band, 660 00 

Tar 00 hand 500 60 

Enrlcbera on band, . . . 3 72 

Purifying malerlale on hand 200 00 

Other materials on hand 3,679 41 

Stoves on hand 460 27 

Sundry acconots dne the company, 6,476 20 

Cash on band, 24.617 CjO 

Notts receivable, 1,000 00 

Total assets, ai per books of the company, 9109,336 13 



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GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 



Tout tiabilitica, u p«i boob oftba a 













3,8M36 

*,i8s as 








1.3HTS 














InoMDefraaiHUeofgu. . 












10,007 J6 




























»40,023 99 






























10,007 36 
















PremiDm od nle of nnr atock. 




B,OOOOD 


Tnuuln frODj rraCTTc atxonDt, 






17,SO0OO 






tezw 














8,916 SS 














33,886 18 














«18,aS8M 





NORTH ATTLEBORODGH GAS LIGHT COHPAMT. 



Dae (or gu, 
Gai Mat OD hi 
Coke on hAod 



«!7,«I0 00 
3.»1G DO 
13,7M2S 
1,601 31 



42S0O 

sod, 407 3S 

Other muerisls on hand 272 86 

Storea on hand 186 00 

PiztnresOD hand 110 26 

Snodrf ■ceonntBdue thecompan]' 411 7S 

Office fnmitnre, 188 86 

Cub on hand, 10,046 34 



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LlABILITIKt. 

Capital stock (88,100 00 

Unpaid dlTfdend 2,724 00 

Total llaMlilleB.iu per books or the coispanj, .... 970,82400 

Manupaoturinq Accockt. 
Operating ezpeDSGS : Se. Ci. 

At works, 112,390 94 

For dlstribadon, 461 96 

mana^menl, 2,919 48 

taxes and Inddental 1,SS3 B7 

$17,616 96 

Income from sale of gat, 1^6,682 02 

reGlduals 3,3S6 03 

otlier sources, 121 00 

Balance to profit and loas 11,643 70 

(29,159 en »29,169 Sfi 
Profit and Loss Acoodnt. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, tU,841 97 

Balance at mannfactoiing acconnt, 911,513 70 

Rents 243 Z7 

Jobbing, 397 Ot 

Interest paid 27 83 

Dividends declared 4,737 00 

Sepieciatlon, 669 70 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 8,2^ 49 

9M,30e 60 920,306 BO 



NORWOOD GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 



Real estate, 93,000 00 

30,314 U 
1,S26 43 

Dae tor gas, 3,003 S3 

Gas coal on hand 3B4 00 

Pari^ag materials on band, SS 00 

Stores on band, 76 00 

Cash on haRd, 10 97 

Street lighting plant, 3,8fi3 10 

Total Msets, as per books or tbe company, 941,123 96 



LlABILITIEB. 

Capital stock 912,000 01 



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MANtrFADTVktNO 



OperfttlDg expewM : 
At works, ..... 

management 

tAxea BDd IncldentalB, . 

Income tram sale of gas, . 


t9.769 28 

2,865 33 

31 40 

478 70 


tl3,129 69 


»13,41I 21 
















D LoaS AOOODHT. 


f 16,088 71 
D». 

»870 00 
12,023 06 
f 12,893 96 


#16,068 71 

Ca. 
•B.9M94 
2,839 02 

•12,893 96 






Balance Jnne 30, IWI, . . . 





ORANGE ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

Bealeatau tM,846 6S 

Steam plant, E,177 22 

ElectHc plant 0,738 67 

Electric Uae« 20,S17 12 

Transfbrmere 6,231 63 

Meters, ■ 794 77 

Arc lamps, 2,206 18 

Due for llgbt and power 940 S7 

Pnel on band 14 43 

Caiboni on band 10 20 

OU and waete on hand, 21 06 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 142 06 

aiotM on hand IS 21 

Other materials on hand 836 23 

Ftetnras on hand, 423 38 

Horses, wagons, etc 206 SS 

Snndr; acconnts due the company 11 13 

Office fnrnimrB 197 42 

Cash on hand .48228 

Total assets, as per books of the company (98,830 00 



Capital Btock, 046,000 00 

Bonds Issued 41,000 00 

Unpaid bills, 13 20 

Interest acctned bat not due ' 890 35 



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lSASvxA.mtiMxna Adooukt. 

Dm. Cm. 

Opentlog exp«DMB : 

At BUtlon (3,003 86 

For dlBtribathii], . . . . . 1,460 79 

maaagemeDt, t,S68 28 

taxes and inddeotalB, ... B31 49 

98,164 41 

Income from lale of light and power 913,204 49 

other ioun»8, Tfi 11 

Balance to proflt and Iuib, 6,1 18 19 

913,280 60 912,280 60 
Fmortt AND Loea AoixniHi. 

Dl. Cl. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 99,636 98 

Balance of manofoctarlng acconnt 6,116 19 

BentB 106 SO 

Jobbing 30 14 

Otber Items of Income, 22 SO 

Interen paid 92,172 93 

DlTidendB declared 1,800 00 

Otber Items, 18 43 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 11,920 9B 

916,912 31 916,912 31 

GAS WORKS OP THE 0T18 OOMPANT. 

(Ware.) 

KAHItrACTDHIND AOCOITHT. 

OperatlDg expeneei : m. c*. 

At works 98.064 98 

management, 611 00 

tases and InddeatalB, ... 370 74 

97,646 73 

Income ft-om Bale of gas 97,608 IT 

resldnalB 828 00 

Balance to profit and loss, 886 46 

^^_^^^_ 98,431 17 96,431 17 

PALMER. 
(See Cbnthal Massac HOEEriB Elbctsio Comfant.) 



PEOPLE'S GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY OF STONBHAM. 

Real estate 911,000 00 

Macbiner? and manDfactnilDg appliances 81,000 OO 

Street mains, 42,121 12 

Hetera 2,404 60 

Due for gas 1,078 26 

Stoves and fixtures on band 997 66 

HoraeB, wagons, etc 100 00 

Sundry acconnts dne tbe company, 84 60 

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cvi GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

Office furninira, 9250 00 

Cub OD band S*3 9T 

Total awati, ■■ per booka of tbe compMi;, $79,379 99 

LlABILinSS. 

CaplMl «K>ck, «10,000 OO 

Bondg ieiaed 46,000 00 

Notea pSTSble B.eoo 00 

DnjMid bWa, 1,259 91 

DepredaHoD fand, 300 00 

Total lUbllltlas, u per booha of tbe compaay 162,069 91 

Proat and loaa balance 17,320 08 

979,379 09 
MANUrAOTCTBINS AoooDira. 



ktworha •473 73 

For distrlbntloD 181 73 

mansLgemant, 770 64 

taxei and Inddentala, ... B23 27 

gas bongbt 4,406 B) 



f8^34 
«S,66e 34 



a Loss AonouHT. 



BalaQce Jnne 30, 1900 (17,247 S2 

Balance ot mannbctotbig accotmt, 2,249 44 

Jobbing 123 12 

Ulereat paid, (2,264 00 

36 00 
17,320 08 

919,620 08 119,620 08 



PirrSPIELD COAL OA8 COMPANY. 
Aaam. 






48,891 36 






































TohUaaieta, aa per booka of tba company, .... 


. »136,131 42 



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Hahufaotdrinq Account. 
Operating expeaeea : 

At works, tl2,290 S6 

For diBtrlbation 2,M9 17 

mtraagement, S.ITT 26 

taxes and Incldentats, . . . 2,413 26 

Income trom sale ot gas, 

Balance to proCt and loea, 



Fbofit and Loss Aocodnt. 



«!1,9S0 63 






•34,213 83 




63 60 


12,376 70 




$34^33 


•34,307 33 


D>. 


o. 




•36,796 12 




12,376 70 




977 29 




48 00 




187 


»6,160 00 




32186 




33,631 42 




#40.203 28 


110,203 28 



Balance Jane 30, 1900, . 
Balance of manalactnriDg acconat, . 
Interest racelTed, . , , , 

Other items of Income, 

DIvldendi declared, . . . . 

Othei items 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, . 



PITTSFIELD ELBcraiC COMPANY. 

Real estate Cei,!!! 37 

Steam plant, 46,968 69 

Electric plant, 62,717 36 

Electric line 37,926 24 

Transformer!, 13,392 32 

Meters, 7,970 37 

Arc lamps 1,036 32 

Steam heating plant e,3&6 BS 

Dae for ligbt and power 8,719 61 

Fnel on bend 2,310 14 

Carbons on hand 27 33 

Oil and waste on hand 61 17 

Incandescent lamps on band 12 26 

Other materials on band, 32 43 

Motors on band 6,tt47 36 

Fixtaras on hand, 1,818 81 

Bandr]' accooots due tbe company 2,1S6 Al 

Office fnmitare, 310 SI 

Casb on band, 1,113 57 

Investments 1,000 00 

Total assets, as per bookiot the compaor •246,897 43 

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LUBIUTIH. 

Capttel itock, »100,000 00 

Bonds iwned 100,000 00 

Notea parable, 28,609 19 

Unpaid bUlB, 4,346 94 

Beserred tmid 79.S 00 



HAKITFAOTIIBIKa ACOOUKT. 



Opentlog expenm : 




Ol. 


C>. 


AtitBtkia 


. »M,099 00 








9,863 16 








7,531 S9 






taxes and incidentals, . . 


4,eS4 31 










•66,448 32 




Income from sale of light and power. 






»B3.638 34 








3,076 83 




















«S6,714 17 


»86,714 17 


Profit ait 












DK. 


Cs. 








tll,399 09- 
20,265 85 


Balance o( mannfactnrtng accoont, ■ 













Iniereec paid f&,4g3 33 

OlTldendB declared 8,000 00 

Depreciation 3,399 69 

Other items 1,6B7 66 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 13,146 30 

«31,69« 77 »31,69r7f 

PLYMOUTH ELECTRIC LIGHT COiMPANY. 

Real eitate, »16,718 78 

eteam plant 46,914 64 

Electric plant, 48,15fi S7 

Electric lines 33,632 12 

Tianatormera, 2,036 61 

Hetera, 2,822 73 

Arc lamps 1,150 69 

Patent rigtita 8,000 OO 

Dne tor light and power, 3,288 49 

Ftiel on hand, 1,0S0 OO 

Carbons on hand 7 04 

Oil and waste oo band, 132 20 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 46 00 

Other materials on band, S4S 41 

Bnndr]' accoants dne the company, 210 44 

Cash on band 666 63 



9170,192 IS 

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Liabilities. 

Capital BCocb : . . . . f90,000 00 

BoDdi iasned 08,000 00 

Kotes payable 13,690 19 

Unpaid bills, 6,761 96 

Interest dae bnt not ptdd, _ 1,740 00 

TotillmbllltleB.asperbooktortliecoinpttay (170,192 U 

HAMDFAOTUaiNO AOOOUKT. 

1)1. Ca. 

Operating expenses : 

AtstaUuQ $13,248 24 

For diatribatlon, 2,911 86 

manBgement, 3,0S1 73 

taxes and Inctdentals, . . 1,2M ID 

f2O,10e 93 

Income Irara gale of liglit and power 926,634 84 

Balance to proQt and loss 6,027 91 

f 26,924 81 t26,624 84 
PBOFIT AMD Loss AOOOHMT. 

Balance June 30, 1900, f7,B32 67 

Balance of Qunnfttctoring aeooant 96,027 91 

Jobbing, 427 7» 

Interest paid 4,082 86 

Other Itene 1,253 T3 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 6,413 60 

f 12,869 26 112,869 26 

PLYMOUTH GAS LIGHT COMPANT. 



Seal esUie, «8,360 00 

Hacblnerr and mannfactnrfng applfawcea, 16,000 00 

Street mains 14,660 00 

Meters 2,000 00 

Dne tor gas 2,196 36 

Oas coal on baud, 402 12 

Colce on band S6 17 

Tar on hand, ... - 132 78 

Enrichere on band 16 IS 

Pnrlfying materials on hand, 18 87 

Other maletlats on band, 28 90 

Flstnres on band, 81 SO 

Snndrj acconnta dns tlie company 397 60 

Cash on band 809 31 

Total assets, as per books of the company, 944,136 90 

Profit and losi balance 86 78 

914,226 63 
LiABiLims. 

Capital stock, 940,000 00 

Notes payable, 4,000 00 

Unpaid bill 118 63 

Unpaid dividends, 107 00 

Total ilabllitles, as per books of the company 9i4,22B 63 

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H&NVFAOTVUNa AOOOCITT. 

OpenlfDg ezpenMU : Di. 

At works fS,309 46 

For dlstribatloii 203 TO 

mamigement, 1,664 60 

Uzei and inddentalf, . . . SIO 6fi 

$T,838 50 

Income tiom sale ot gat 

realdoala, 

Balance to proQt and lou, 2,706 00 

tlO,M3 60 
Paofit AMD LoM AooomiT. 

Dl. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 



iDtereat raceired 

InMiest paid V137 fi7 

Diiidead» declared 1,400 00 

ConsCractioa cbarged off, 1,032 16 

Other lleiii» 260 78 

Balance June 30, 1901, 



12,830 61 $2,830 61 



QDINCr. 
(See CiT»BM8 Gai Liqht Cohpamt.) 



QUINCT ELECTRIC UQHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

Real estate, t20,4SB 0» 

Steam plant, 2fi,635 66 

Electric plant, 23,018 30 

Electric linei, 7n,241 S« 

TranBtonnere 12,051 38 

Ueteri, 9,813 69 

Arc lamps, 7,270 90 

Due for light and power, 4,808 89 

Fuel on band 100 00 

Carbons on hand, 233 00 

Oil and waste on band, 49 SO 

Incandescent lamps on band, 284 2fi 

OlolMS on hand 25 70 

Other materials on hand, 284 20 

Fixtures on hand, 2,e8fi 93 

Hawses, wagons, etc., 1,347 88 

Snndrj accounts dae the company 7S CO 

Office taraltnre 100 00 

Cash on hand 1,690 16 

Total asBBtB, as per boohs ot the company, tlSC,I$9 30 

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LUBILITIIS. 

CB{dUl iloCk (89,700 00 

Kole« pftyabto 70,700 00 

Unpaid bin 10,894 19 

DepofllU 497 00 

Total tiabiliClw, u per books D( tba comiMiiy, .... f 171,791 iS 

Profll and Iobb balance 13,867 86 

|1SS,1G9 SB 
MAmmoTHBiHa Aoooitht. 
Operating ezpeniei : Sh. c>. 

At BtatioQ, (15,490 22 

For diatrlbntlon, . . ... . 7,B91 01 

managemeat, i,242 48 

taxes SQd InddeutalB, . . . 4,482 66 

931,81B 37 

Income from sale of light and power, .... (40,518 39 

. Babtnce to profit and loei, 13,703 02 

94B,ei8 39 (45,618 39 
Pbowt awd Lost AOOOUNT. 

dh. ca. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 (13,490 04 

Balance of mannhctnrlng account, 13,703 02 

TUnta 284 44 

Jobbing, 282 01 

Interest paid (3,487 02 

DlTidendB declared, 4,485 00 

DepraclaCion, 6,436 B3 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 13,367 86 

(27,746 41 (27,74641 

RANDOLPH BLBCTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 
(Charlea Dongbty, Proprletot.) 

HAMVrKnVRINO AOOODNT. 

Da. Cr. 

Operating expenMB ; 

At Blatton (6,113 28 

For diBtribaUoQ 611 00 

taxes and InddealAls, ... 780 13 

(7,404 39 

Income ftx>ni tale of light and power (0,773 96 

other lonrcei 106 00 

Balance to imifll and loss 2,476 57 

(9,879 98 (9,879 96 

RAW80N LIGHT AND POWER COMPANT. 

(Leicester.) 

Real BBtate (3,600 00 

Steam plant 2,050 00 

Electric plant, 2,500 00 

Electric lines 8,006 S6 

TransfOnnen, Z,1S1 93 



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Water wheeli, 

Dne for light and power, . 
iDcandetceat lamps on hand, . 
Other materiali on hand, . 

Fixtures od hand 

Simdrr accounts dne the company. 

Cash on hand 

InBarance, 



1,200 OO 
697 68 
231 TO 
636 81 
35 92 
223 Its 

l,S0fiS8 
119 79 



Total assets, as per books ot the company. 



LtABiiimBa. 
Caidtal Mock, fSCOOO 00 



Operating expe 

At BtatloQ 

For distribution 

mBnagement, .... 

taxes and incidenbUa, . 

Income bom sole ot light and power, 

other sources. 
Balance to profit and loss, 



ILuiirFAOTiTBiHO AoooiniT. 



«2,210 96 

4,136 77 
1,028 06 
621 90 



Jobbing account, 
Otbcc Items, 
Balance June 30, 1901, 



f l,SSe 96 tl.366 9S 



REVERB. 

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ROXBUBT QAB LIQHT COHPAHT. 

Heal estate fllS,S6S 91 

Machlaecy and manaltutarlng appliance!, 331,636 Sf 

Street DU^ 488,601 M 

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(114,899 OS 
4S,909 90 


JJ , ' 


























90^694 60 














50,000 00 








Snudr; acconnM dne the companj, 






7,604 45 




















7,943 99 




1 company, . 

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Total SBBetA, u per books of Uk 

1 


(1,262,449 66 

(600,000 00 

225,447 57 

8,884 70 

247 03 














Atnonnts dne from the company, no 


t Included above, . 




Tola! liabilities, u per books o( 








427,870 36 




lOmmiHa Aocounr. 
13,504 38 


J204.796 13 
35,869 19 


Mmwi 
Opersting expense*; 
At work 


(1,262,449 65 

CJi. 


taxes and Incidentals, . . 


8,729 43 
18,659 79 








(240,665 31 








J(D Loss AOOOVHT, 




Pbopit ^ 


(240,666 31 

flSO 16 
42,000 00 

427,870 36 

»470,060 Bl 


(240,660 31 

(432,248 69 
3S,B6B 19 






































(470,000 01 



8ALEH EI^BOTHIC LIGHTING COHPANT. 

Beal estate (46,000 00 

Steam plant, 60,000 00 

Electric plant 28,000 00 

Electric Uuea, 95,000 00 



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cxiv GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [JaD. 

Trsnsfbnnen $8,000 00 

MetarB 19,000 00 

Arc lamps, 9 000 00 

Dae (or light aad power, 9,207 OS 

Fuel OQ band, 2,806 S2 

Carbons on band, 199 EO 

IncandesceDt lampt on hand 1,057 19 

Qk)b«i on hand, • 89 OO 

Other materialB on hand 2,3*7 18 

Hacfalnerj on hand 600 00 

Honea, wagons, etc, 9S0 00 

Sandiy accooDta due the company, 2 320 11 



Caah on hand, . 



3,410 65 



Notes recelTable, 

Investments, 5,606 87 



Total Bsaels, as per book! ortbe company f !S3,426 S3 



LUBILTtlBB. 

Capital stock, $175,000 00 

Bonds iisaed 8,100 00 

Notes payable, , . '. 73,000 00 

Unpaid Mils g,gll 08 

I>epo9ltB 212 63 

Reserred fund 13^46 oO 

Depredation fnnd, .-,,,..,,,, 8 000 00 



Total liablHtleB, as per books of the company, |284,*89 80 

Ptoflt and loss balance 8,967 23 



HANnpAonrRiHO Aooovht. 
Operating ezpensBs : 



At station 

taxes and incidentals, . . 
Income ftom sale trf Ugbt and power. 


$31,0*8 36 
23,309 3* 
9,191 46 
7,683 02 


»T1,6S2 67 

26,6*9 62 
$98,082 19 


$97,628 43 
*63 7« 






Pbout *k 


D Loss AOOOTDtT. 


$98,082 19 
Ca. 

$i7,8ci2 oa 

26.6*9 62 
2,137 fiS 
*,eu 62 
1,203 13 


















Other ilema of income, . . . 





Inlereat paid, ^8,389 72 

Dividends declared, 14.000 00 

Depreciation fnnd, 9,109 gi 

Depredation I4,4BO 27 

Balance June 30, 1901, 8,957 23 



$61,907 13 $62,907 IS 



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SALEM GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 
AsiiTs. 

Beal MUt«, 1135,641 42 

Hacblnerr aod mBDatactnifng appliances S6,e00 00 

Street maliu 137,500 67 

Meter*, 18,186 18 

Due for gai 13,253 52 

Oaa coal on band, 3,976 3S 

Coke on band 360 00 

Tar on hand 3,32* 00 

EnricheM on hand 404 23 

PurifTliig materials on hand, 74 00 

Other materials on hand 1.B2S 21 

Stoves on band, 614 32 

Horses, wagona, etc. 500 00 

Saadty acconnia doe the ixiinpanj, 3,047 63 

Office tnmltDre, 200 00 

Cash on hand 26,999 53 

Invagtments, !,463 00 

Total assets, as per books ot tbe companj, f406,461 93 



LlABIUTlBB. 

Capital atoclt, $300,000 00 

Deposits 637 00 

Amonnts dae ftoin tbe eompany, not incladed abore, .... 2,756 78 

TotallfabiimM.aBperbookBofthecoinpanj', 1303,292 78 

Profit and loss balance, 102,169 IG 

9400,461 93 

HAHlTFAOTUBIHa AcOOmT. 

Operating expenses : 

At works, (41,663 93 

For dlBtribntlon 6,232 76 



taxes and Incidentals, . . . 8,450 99 

f62,040 02 

Income from sale or gas f79,06S 74 

resldnalB, 12,687 77 

Balance to profit and loss 28,816 49 

f91,766 61 191,766 61 

PBOPIT iBD Loss AoOOtJNT, 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, (91,80142 

Balance of manufactaring account, 28,816 49 

Rents 262 60 

Jobbing 63 43 

Other Items of Income, . 35 68 

Dividends declared, (18,000 00 

Other Items 810 47 

Balance June 30, 1901 102,169 16 



(120,979 62 (120,979 63 

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SHELBUBNB FALLS ELECTRIC LIQHT AND FOWBK COHPANT. 

(0. H. Wilcox and E. J, Halligan, Ownen.} 

HANurAonmiNO Account. 

Operating expensee : 

At aUUon, tl,23« 24 

For dialjibntlon 746 OS 

maDogement, 36 23 

taxea and luddenWi, ... 271 M 

t2,290 OS 

lucome from sale of llRbt uid power t4<06S 33 

other aoarcea, 13 10 

Batancs to profit and loiB, 1,790 42 



(4,080 48 (4,080 4B 



80UERT1LLE BLECTBIC LIGHT COUPANT. 

Real estate f 3S,e78 23 

St«am plant 73,224 23 

Blectric plant, M,940 43 

Elecolc line 146,807 21 

Transformera, 10,142 68 

Meten 11,519 78 

Arc lamps, 1G,990 76 

Dae fbr llgbt and power, S,E>70 20 

Fnel OD band 1,366 20 

Carbons on hand, 543 31 

Oil and «aBt« on hand 227 B3 

Incandescent lamps on hand 870 4S 

Globes on band 118 43 

Other materials on band, 8,167 62 

Fixtoreg on hand 800 00 

Horses, wagons, etc. 982 9S 

Snndry accounts doe the company 847 84 

Office fnmiture, 600 OD 

Cash on hand, 4,396 61 



Total assets, a< per books of the company, f372,030 98 

LUBUITIHB. 

Capital stock (200,000 00 

Bonds issaed, 50,000 00 

Notes payable, 93,600 OO 

Unpaid bUls 12,089 32 

Deposits, 464 01 

Interest accrued but not doe 416 S7 

Amoanle dne trom the company, not inclnded above, .... 1,274 37 

Total liabilities, as per books of tlie company, .... (357,734 37 

Profit and loss balance 14,296 61 



(372,030 98 

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Operating expenni : 




■ 


Atslation 


. 142,081 49 




PordlBtribntlOD, .... 


16,876 » 






e,414 6S 




tuWB and Incidental*, . . 


1,8S4 66 




enrrent bought. . . . 


0,167 70 








»76,2M 00 


Income from sale of light and power, 




tl07,771 69 





















JID8,140 75 $108,140 78 

FltOFIT AND Lose ACOODKT. 

Balance June 30, 1900 914,165 7E 

Balance of mannfactnrtng acxwant 32,919 73 

Interest paid 96,277 88 

DiTidendB declared 8,000 00 

Depreciation 16,000 00 

Other item 608 99 

Balance Jane 30, 1001, 14,296 61 

947,081 48 917,081 48 

SOUTH BOSTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 



Real estale, 9200,94S 76 

Machiaerj and manntactnring appliances and sUeet mains, . . . 369,606 19 

Meters 60,922 78 

Due for gas 22,859 87 

Coke on hand 173 66 

Gas on hand 141 60 

Farlffing materlale on hand, . ., 62 20 

Otiier materials on hand, . . .' 8,977 42 

Stoves on band 29,213 99 

Patent rights, 25,0oo 00 

Horses, wagons and tarDltare, 308 40 

Sondry accoaats doe tbe company, 2,737 83 

Cash on hand S,137 67 

Notes receivable, 1,37366 

WoikB improvement 9,466 61 

Investments 20,000 00 

Total assets, as per books of the company, 9746,927 71 

Ll4BILITIBe. 

Capital stock, 9440,000 Oi 



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HAMvrAeniKiHO Acoodmt. 
Operating Bzpensw : Dl ck. 

Al vork (36 26 

For diBtribntion IS,080 31 

muiBgBnient 6,603 51 

taiM and inddenUla, . . . 10,1W 90 

gu boagbt 74,33S 80 

«106,28» 78 

Income from Mh of gM, f 121,417 IB 

Balance to profit and lOH, 16,13110 

9121,417 le $121,417 IS 
pBOrlT AMD Loaa Aooodht. 

Balance JnnaSO, 1900 (140,267 84 

Balance of manabcinrlng accoant, 16,131 10 

Interest received 107 86 

BentB, 1,310 00 

Inureet p«ld (110 65 

DiTldenda dedand, M,300 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 133,fi06 49 

tlC>7,S17 01 (1S7,S1T 04 



80UTHBBID0E OAS AND BLBCTBIC COHPANT. 

B«al ealace (gas) t7,468 65 

Hachinerr and mannfkctiiring appliances (gas) 12,701 S9 

Street mains (gae) 6,S1S 22 

Haleis (gBs), 2,085 83 

Dne for gat, 423 B7 

Gas coal on band, 32 50 

Enrichers on band 220 SO 

Otber gas materials on liand 88 82 

Stores on band, 179 20 

Oas fixtures on band, 206 05 

Real estate (electric), 8,S70 40 

Steam plant (electric), 20,762 42 

Electric plant 13,621 S6 

Electric lines 10,584 90 

Tranaformeis, 1,522 61 

Meters (electric) 1,104 37 

Arc lamps 4,473 77 

Due for electric ligbt and power 648 29 

Fttet on band (electric), 470 00 

Carbons on band 20 90 

Oil and waste an band, 46 12 

Incande«cent lamps on band, 70 70 

Otber electric materials on hand 608 II 

Horses, wagons, etc, 39 00 

Snndr7 accounts dne tbe companj, 51 6S 

Office -famitore, 150 50 

Caab on hand 1,129 03 

Total assets, as per boots of tbe company (93,913 99 

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LuBii,rnBi. 

CiplUI stock, 990,000 00 

Bonds isBued 35,000 00 

Note* parable 7,B00 00 

Unpaid bills, 1,406 8S 

Total llabliitiea, as pei books of the companj, .... f93,90e 80 
Profit and loss bnliuice, 7 13 

|93,ei3 m 
M/kKirpACTURTHo Account. 

Operating expenses (gas) : 

At works, 92,266 66 

For diBtribnUon lOS 62 

management 360 26 

taxes and inddentaU, ... 064 DO 

18,198 44 

Operating expenses (eloctric) ; 

At station S14,0!l 98 

For distribution, 1,219 io 

management, nSO 02 

taxes and inddental 1,120 84 

16,891 79 

Income from sale of gas, f9,568 01 

residuals, 3 40 

otber BOnrces (gaa) 71 00 

sale or electric light and power, . . . 19,839 37 

Balance to profit and Iom : 

Qae 2,433 »7 

Electric 2,043 98 

|26,«7 78 f25.467 78 

PnOFIT AND LOHS AOCOVHT. 

Balance Inae 30, 1900 fS.lfil S3 

Balance of gaa maanf^ctnrliig accoDQt, .... 2,433 9T 

Balance orelectrlc loaDa&ctaring acconnt, . . 2,943 98 

Intereet paid, tt,981 67 

DlTidends declared 2,260 OO 

Deprecialion, 4,290 38 

Balance June 30, 1901, 7 13 

|8,929 OS 98,929 08 

SOUTH HADLET FALLS ELECTRIC UQHT COMPANY. 

Absetb. 

Steam plant, fl,249 71 

Electric plant 6,089 29 

Electric lines, . . . ; 2,263 00 

Transformers, 1,139 00 

Meters 263 00 

Due for ligbt and power 697 34 

Total assets, as pec books ol tba company 910,997 34 

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[Jan. 



Totftl liabilities, u per books of the companj, (10,597 34 

MAMDPAiiTURiHa AooounT. 
OperMlng expeoMB : 

At statloa . |3,343 32 

For diBtribntton, 648 45 

mnnagemeiit 34 38 

taxes and InddeDlsli, ... 113 64 

»4,139 79 

IncoiDS trom sale of ligbt and power, .... $4,371 72 

Balance to profit and los 231 93 

94,371 72 14,371 72 






1 Lobs Acoovnt. 



9231 93 

9231 93 



SPENCEE GAS COMPANY. 



Real estate (gas), 920,760 T. 

Macbinerj and maanfachirlDg appliances (gas), 78,527 2! 

Street mains (gaa), 36,216 8 

Meters (gas), 3,704 01 

Doe for gas, 1,27841 

Gas coal on band, 228 5t 

Enrlcben on hand 200 01 

Pnrltrlng materials on hand 31 CM 

Other gas materials on hand 60 0( 

Stoves on band 2,000 DC 

Gas flxtnres on hand GOO 0( 

Real estate (electric) 8,000 OC 

Steam plant (electric) 4,740 0( 

Electric plant, 7,000 OC 

Electric lineE 6,000 OC 

Arc lamps, 3,000 OC 

Dne for electric ligbt and power, 4S3 6C 

Pnel on hand (electric), 200 0( 

CarboDs on hand, 20 OO 

Oil and waste on band 20 CH 

Globes on hand, ;iO OC 

OfBcs famltnre 100 M 

Cash on band, 2,0!R It] 

Investments 2,000 OC 

Total assets, as per books of the company, #176,076 M 



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Capital Btock «)1S,000 DO 

BoadB iBBOed, ce,950 00 

Notea payable 28,929 91 

Unpaid bilU 060 96 

iDtereet accrued but not doe, 1,3la 37 



M*BUFiCTUBIM 

Operating expen Bee (gas) : 

At works, $4,299 14 

For distiibQtioil 1,1B3 34 

managemeot 217 28 

(azee and Inddentale, ... 621 31 

18,220 00 

Operattng expeoBes (electric) : 

At MaUon 92,070 00 

For diBtribDtion, 192 39 

managemeDt, 92 77 

taxes and inddeotals, ... 106 12 

3,070 67 

Income bom sale ol gas $9,036 IS 

sale of electric light and power, . . . S,213 91 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Gas 2,816 IS 

Electric, 2,173 21 

•14,230 39 $11,280 39 
Profit and Loss Aooownt. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, $93 35 

Balance of gas manufacturing account, .... $2,8IS 18 

Balance of electric mana^ctaring accooot, . . . 2,173 21 

Interest received eO 00 

Bents, ^ 9S 00 

Interest paid, 1,111 El 

Other item 077 71 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 320 12 

$8,131 72 $S,131 72 

8PBIN0FIBLD ELECTRIC. 
(See Ukitbv Electeic L:oht Compamt.) 



SPRINGFIELD GAS LIGHT COMPAHT. 

AasE'ra. 

Real estate $146,637 76 

Machinery and manabctarlng appliances, 196,093 9S 

Srreet mains 1S3,9D3 02 

Meiers 12,967 82 

DnetoTgas, 1S,S6I SB ' 



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Gu coal on hand t20,36S 28 

Cobe on haod, 2,1S1 62 

Tar on band 2,260 00 

Bnricben on band, 1,7M 27 

PurlFflng materials on hand 59 S9 

OUier material! on hand 3,542 14 

StOTM on band, 974 63 

FixtncM on hand 841 20 

HoiBes, wagona, etc 1,A0D 00 

Snndrj acconnts dae the companj, 9,041 38 

Office farntinie 2^600 00 

Caih on hand, 26,723 17 

NoMi recelTable 188 16 

Sieam heatinK 3S,749 30 

iDTestmenta, 93,760 00 

Total asMta, as per booki of tbe company (730,833 08 



LlABItlTIJiS. 

Capital »tock, (000,000 00 

DeposiU 10,070 24 

Bzienslon reserre, A6,718 S2 

Beserredtnsd 19,313 46 

Amoonu dnG from the compao;, not Included above, .... 9,340 69 

Total llabllttlet, as per books of the company, .... (S91.481 71 
Profit and Ions balance 144,351 37 

(73S,833 08 

HuiDFAOtURINO AOCODNT. 

Di. Ca. 

Operaiiog expenses : 

At works (112,879 47 

For distriboiion, 11,190 65 

management 16,Sfi6 Oti 

lazei and IncldenlalB, . . 11,051 19 

(161,073 36 

Income from lale of gas, (18^,320 36 

reBldnala 30,980 30 

other Bonrces 282 00 

Balance to profit and loaa 69,518 30 

9220,091 66 (220,591 66 
FoonT AND Loaa Acoovht. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (116,082 30 

Balance of manntactocing account 69,618 30 

iDlereat leMired, 3,007 10 

Bents, 1,227 23 

Other items of Income 2,402 68 

Interest paid (417 27 

Dlvldenda declared 32,500 DO 

Depredation 2,171 29 

Beserra funds, 12,774 53 

Other item 23 11 

Balance Jans 80, 1901 144,30137 

(192,237 37 (192,237 67 



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STEAM AND POWEE COMPANY. 
(BostonO 
ManupjLotvrino a 



•7,306 00 

f B,0S3 00 
747 00 
9S,0K3 00 tS,053 00 



STONEHAM. 

(See PiOFLEB Oai tno Elkctbio Cokpi-Nt.) 



STOUQHTON GA9 AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 
Abbetb. 

Real estate (gu), f3,039 19 

Machinery and mannfactncinK appllancee (gas), 2,S77 27 

Street mains (gaa) MOO 63 

Meters (gas) 1,000 93 

Doe for gas, S33 30 

Enrichers on hand, SIO BO 

Othec gas maurials on hand *. . 25 00 

Siorea on hand It> 00 

Qae axtiire« on hand 10 00 

Real BBtate (electric) 3,089 10 

8t«am plant (electric) 7,738 77 

Electric plant, ^ 6,719 20 

Electric HneB, 6,624 13 

Transrormera 1,181 13 

Meters (electric), 541 74 

Arc lamps, 2,230 13 

Due for electric light and power 388 30 

Pnel on band (electric) 211 2f> 

Carbons on hand, 49 SS 

Oil and waste on hand, 8 00 

InondeBcent lamps OD band, 7 S5 

Olobeg on hand, 12 00 

Otber electric materials on hand, 416 00 

Sundry acconnts dne the company, 247 61 

Office Inmltare, 97 77 

Cash on band, 806 74 

Total assetB, as per books of the company, $42,749 00 

Profit and loes balance 3,286 26 

946,036 34 

LlABILITIBB. 

Capital BtDch, (24,000 00 

Bonds iMoed 18,000 00 

Notes payable, 600 00 

Unpaid Ults 2,797 84 

Amonnts dne from the company, not Included above 637 BO 

Total liabilities, as per boobs of the company, 946,03t 34 



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MANrPACmBIHO AOOOCHT. 

OpemMiig ezpeiuea (gu) : 

At works, 92,639 27 

FordiBtrtbtttloo 2* 21 

management, ..... 4fi7 BO 

taxes and iDddeat&ls, ... 388 IQ 

t3,tl09 H 

Operaiing eipenaes (electric) ; 

At station $2,296 00 

For diitribntlon 229 68 

maaagement, 4S7 90 

taxes and Incidenuli, ... 337 SO 

3,341 S6 

Income (Mm sale of ga« f3,S08 4S 

sate of electric Ilgbt and power, . . 3,743 23 

Balance to profit and loaa : 

Oas 2B8 91 

Electric 401 87 

»7,05re8 t7,S6l 68 

FBOriT AND LOBB ACCOUNT. 

1)1. Cb. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 fS 13 

Balance ot gas raanafactnring acconnt $298 91 

Balance of electric manufacturing accoant, . . . 401 87 

Inieieet pi^d 046 76 

Sepreclaiion, 2,400 OO 

Other items, . , 1,037 14 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 3,2B6 2S 

^_^_ $3,m 03 13,987 03 

SUBURBAN OAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 
(RcTere and Winthrop.) 

Street mains (gas) (42,729 70 

Oaa meters and stoves on band 2,027 61 

Real eetate (electric) 33,337 19 

Steam plant (electric), 36,876 49 

Electric plant 28,709 67 

Electric lines, 19,387 78 

Transfonnen, 16,263 34 

Meters (electric) 12,724 87 

Arc lamp 16,424 86 

Doe for electric light and power, 8,343 98 

Fuel on hand (electric) 8S 00 

Carbone on band, 72 67 

Incandescent lamps on hand 802 66 

aiobes on hand 22 11 

Other electric materials on band 4,669 13 

Electric fixtures on batid, 492 01 

Horses, wagons, etc 1,461 36 

Sundry acconnts dne the company, 31,481 79 

Office furniture 928 68 

Cash on band 7,260 06 

Total assets, as per books of tbe company, $292,999 S3 

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LUBILmBB. 

Ca[dtal nock tlSifiOO 00 

Hmm parable SS.OOO 00 

Unpaid bills 26,887 79 

DapoBin 3,321 00 

ToUlliabtlttiM, u per bookeottha company, f2S3,208 7S 

Profit and loss baluice, . '. 9,701 04 

1292,999 83 

UUIWXOTVAWO ACOOVNT. 

Operating expensee ; 

At station $16,809 33 

For dlBtdbntlon I6,60S 13 

management, 6,286 IS 

taxei and Incidental 2,831 36 

t42,SS2 99 

Income tram sale o( Ugbt and power, .... $01,224 58 

Balance to profit and Ion 8,691 CIS 

161,224 OS 901,224 OS 

PKOFIT AMD Low AOOOUHT. 

DI. CK. 

Balance June 30, 1900 t8,ISE 11 

Balance of manntactaring account, 8,691 59 

Interest received 409 26 

Jobbing 42 98 

Inleraal paid, 

DtTldenda declarod 

Balance June 30, 1901 



9157 90 
7,400 00 
9,791 M 



$17,348 04 f 17,348 94 



SUBURBAN LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

(Boilon.) 

Real estate $12,158 4^ 

Steam plant, (0,918 7< 

Electric plant 198,219 01 

Electric lines 19,292 II 

TranerormerB, 9,884 7' 

Meters 18,836 3: 

Arc lamps 6,174 8f 

Palent rigbts, 76,000 0( 

Dne for light and power, 17,998 9( 

Poel on band 103 M 

Carbons on band, U9 7( 

Oil and waste on band ' . . 09 3^ 

Incandescent lampa on hand 1,166 6t 

Globes on band, 185 24 

Oiher materials on hand, 2,169 TH 

Horsea, wagons, etc. 464 OC 

Snodry accounts dne the company. . 326 86 

Office fc 



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19 per bookB of the comp&nf, 941T>9n 46 



LlABILITIBI. 

Capital stock 1174,400 00 

BoDdB iMaed 103,900 00 

Note* pajable 30,000 00 

Unpaid bills, 7,SST 12 

DepOBita 319 00 

loMrMtKcemed tut not due, 2,288 40 

AmonnU dne ^m the company, not included above 7,694 14 



HANVPACTUBlHa AOOODKT. 

OperaUng expeneee : 

nuDagenent, a,6Afi 96 

taxMBndincideatAlB, - . . 7,372 44 

Income bom lale of ligbt and power 


Da. 

•91,276 16 
25,770 67 


•417,977 46 
•108.984 47 










D LOSH A.OC0DNT. 




PROPrr AN 


9120,010 83 

»8,776 70 
86 88 


•120.04 fi 83 






20,770 67 


















•95,872 33 


•96.672 33 



TAUNTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

ASBBTS. 

Beal estate ^92,000 00 

Machinery and numafactarlng appliances, 164,735 31 

Dne for gas 12.464 16 

Gas coal on band B,970 00 

Tar on hand 800 00 

Enrichera on hand, 277 2o 

ParifTing matariala on hand 107 00 

Other materials on hand, 204 00 

Stoves on hand, 1.993 29 

Fixtures (»i hand, 2,080 01 

Snndry accoonts due the company. . 3,332 SS 

Cash on hand 60,839 S9 

Total asaets, as per tiooks of the company •296,792 07 

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Liabilities. 

Capitol stock tl60,000 00 

Bonds iBBned, 80,000 00 

DepoBltt 167 00 

Total llabllltiM, &9 per books of tbe compM}' 9240,167 OO 

Profit *nd low balance, fiS,62G r>7 

t29B,792 S7 

MiMCPACTUBINO AOCOVHT. 

OperaiiDg expenses : Ub. ct. 

At woiKs, 111,224 9S 

For distribution 1,079 11 

managemeaC 7,092 66 

taxes and Inddenlals, . . 2,937 85 

$68,334 BO 

Income from sale of gas 161,818 50 

resldnta 6,Ci3S 00 

Balance to profit and loss, 13,016 00 

$71,350 60 $71,350 BO 

PitopjT AND Loss Account. 

Balanu Jane 30, 1900, $67,fi03 66 

Balance of miinnfactnring acconnl 13,016 00 

iDiereet receiTed, 1,091 96 

Rents, 127 50 

Other Items ot income, 39 91 

Dividends dsclared, $8,600 DO 

Constmction charged off, 6,087 12 

Depreciation, 683 96 

OthBT items, 690 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 55,626 57 

_^__^__ $71,886 96 $71,880 96 



TOWNSBND ELECTEIC PLANT. 

(See Adams, U. 6.) 



TURNBR'S FALLS. 
(See FHAHKI.IN Elbotbio Lioht CokrANT.) 



UNION ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

(Franklin.) 

Real estate $4,833 60 

Steam plant 12,472 87 

Electric plant, 8,831 M 

Electric lines 30,712 36 

Transformers, 3,936 22 

Meters, 2,380 B6 

Arc tamps 3,233 40 



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Dae for light and power (1,S71 76 

Fnel on band 176 DO 

Carbong on hand, 16 00 

OH and wasla on hand 9 7S 

IncaadeMent lamps on hand, 36 00 

Globei on hand 16 00 

Oiher materials on hand 692 86 

Horses, wagoDB, etc., 807 80 

Office fnmltnre, 47 33 

Cash on band, 780 IS 

Insurance, Interest and taxea 190 31 

Total assets, as per books ol the company, 970,777 87 

LlABILlTIBB. 

Capital stock, «20,000 00 

Bonds Issned, 30,000 00 

Noiee payable, 12,000 00 

Unpaid bill 631 IS 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company 962,S31 18 

Front and'loas balance 8,146 69 

J70,777 87 
MAmiFiortiRiNo Account. 

Dr. Cb. 
Operating expenses : 

At etation, fB,396 78 

For distribution 430 93 

taxes and inddentsli, . . 1,166 83 

|»,9« 64 

Income fh>m sale ot light and power, .... (12,281 39 

Balance to profit and los 2,286 76 

f 12,281 39 tl2,2SI 39 

PBOriT WD Loss AOOOCNT. 

Dk. c«. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900 t8,130 OB 

Balance ot manttfactoring account 2,286 75 

Interest recelTed, 100 00 

Jobbing 220 01 

Interest paid (2,462 SO 

Depredation, 37 00 

Other items 100 33 

Balance Jtine 30, 1001 8,146 69 

fl0,736 82 910,736 81 

UNITED ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPAHY. 

(SprlngQeld.) 

B«al estate, f 193,660 06 

Steam pUnt 78,666 69 

Electric plant 203,648 68 

Electric lines, 200,052 19 

TransFormers 26,220 56 

Meters, 17,194 18 

Arc lamps 27,723 36 

Doe for light and power 36,164 78 



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Fnel on band, (348 2G 

Carbons on hand 400 05 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 6,820 70 

Globes on hand 630 20 

Otber materials on hand l,nOS 88 

Hotore on baud, 13,7»4 30 

Horses, wagons, etc., 6B4 00 

Bnndrj acconnts dne the company 5,384 04 

Office fmiiitnio, 600 00 

Cosb on hand, 2,213 28 

Sinking fnnd account 27,000 00 

Indian Orchard stock, 240,600 00 



Total assets, as per books of the company, 



LlABlLlTISB. 

Capitol stock (000,000 00 

Bonds fseaed 200,000 00 

Notes pajable 7S,000 00 

Unpaid bills, 10,619 2n 

Deposits 304 20 

Stock snbecriptlons, 70,37B 00 

Reserred fnnd 8,114 S3 

DepreclatioD fnnd 160.000 00 

Sinking land Installments paid, 27,000 00 



HANDPAOTtrUHO 

Operating expenses : 

At station, (02,908 74 

For distribution 43,234 70 

manaeemeni, 21,473 04 

taxes and Inddentals, . . . 18,884 43 

(136,000 96 

Income from sale of light and power, .... (231,161 90 

other sonrcas, 827 04 

Balance to profit and loss, 99,478 07 

(231,979 03 (231,979 03 
Pbomt AMD Loea Account. 

Balance Jnne 3D, 1960, (37,088 06 

Balance of mannfactnring account 96,478 07 

Bents, 626 37 

Dividends on Indian Onbard stock, .... 10,910 00 

OUier Items of income . 44 07 

.Interest paid (14,302 18 

Dividends declared 40,000 00 

Premium on Indian Orchard stock 11,200 00 

Sinking fbnd Installmenls paid, 27,000 00 

Depredation tand 20,000 00 

Otber items 1,767 27 

Bahince Jnoe SO, 1901 30,S97 11 



(146,046 06 (146,040 66 

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UXBRIDOE AND NOHTHBBIDOE ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Real estate, 928,362 27 

StMm plHDt 19,636 85 

Electric plant 13,072 56 

Electric line 42,767 38 

Tmnsformera, 10,911 76 

Meters 4.023 i2 

Arc lamps, 4,746 09 

Works ImproveiDenl, 20.000 00 

Due tor ligbt and power 2,410 63 

Fael on band, 3,067 M 

Carbons on band IS 20 

Oil and waste on hand, 20 27 

Incandescent tampa on band, 638 29 

Globes on band, 31 7S 

Otber materials an hand 373 06 

Horses, wagons, etc., 1,135 68 

Sundry accounts doe tbe compao}' 91 68 

Office furniture 110 t>3 

Cash on hand, 206 68 

Notes receivable, 161 89 

Insurance, 229 68 

Interest 856 64 

Total aasete, as per books of the company, 9163,046 40 

Lt&BILITlSB. 

Capital slock, (39,400 00 



HAimrAOTUHiNa Account. 
Operating expenses : 

At station, tS,036 86 

For distribution, 1,468 40 

management 839 92 

taxes and inddentale, ... B81 30 



f 13,224 69 913,224 69 . 
Phopii and Loss Account. 

Balance June 30, 1900 96,178 M 

Balance or mannfhcturing accottnt, 1,999 22 

Interest paid 92,990 76 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 6,187 26 



98,178 02 98,178 02 

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WALPOLB ELECTRIC PLANT. 
(See Bradfobd Lbwib & Box.) 



WALTHAM GAS LIGHT COMPANY, 
Abbetb. 

Seal «9iate (giu) $32,960 00 

Machlnerj and mannraclorlng appliances (gB8) 69,000 00 

Street mains (gas) 40,000 00 

Heterg (gas) 6,000 00 

Due tor gas 4.319 04 

Gas coal on band, 5,392 96 

Coke on hand, 27 B6 

Tar on band, 921 00 

Bnricbere on hand 247 21 

PnrUring mateiiala on band 306 00 

Other gas naieriaU on band, 1,043 B9 

Stovea on band, 673 SB 

Gag flxtnres on band, 00 00 

Real estate (electric) 43,000 00 

S^m plant (electric) 10,000 00 

Electric plant 13,301 41 

Electric lines 31,606 91 

Transformera, 4,273 01 

Meters (electric) 6,396 74 

Arc lamps 1,921 06 

Dne for electric ligbt and power, 7,600 72 

Foe) on hand (electric) 4,27143 

Carbons on band 73 00 

OU and naste on band, 34 30 

Incandescent lamps on band 174 BO 

Globes on band 27 72 

Otber electric materials on hand 647 14 

Horses, wagons, etc., BOO 00 

Snndr; accounts dae tbe company, 1,734 03 

Office htmiinre 981 00 

Cash on band 644 27 

Totalassets, agper booksoftbecompanj, 1289,670 30 

Capital Block, (170.000 00 

Bonds Issned 00,000 00 

Notes payable 28,Wii 00 

Reserved fnnd, 7,liOO 00 

Total liabilliles. as per books of ibe compaTiy. .... fl&t.aOd 00 

Profit and lose balance, 1^9, ITU 30 

t^SU.e7u 30 



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HurrrAoruBiNa Aooocht. 
OpantiQg expenMi (gM) : di. 

At Woika, «2S,411 20 

For dlBtribnUOD 0.843 28 

maakgemgiit, 4,569 02 

taxes Bnd Incidental 3,611 97 

W3,366 17 

Operating azpeneeB (electric) : 

At aUOoa 127,926 43 

Fdi dlBtribndoD 7,399 OB 

management 4,950 81 

taiee and iuddeat^, . . . 4,226 33 

44,M1 67 

Income from sale of gas, 

realdnaii 

sole of electric llgbt and power, . 
Balance to profit and loee : 





FnoFiT AND Low Account. 


1122,002 6B 
$3,606 40 


1122,062 66 




16,800 03 
18,686 38 








Other Items of Income, 




1,000 00 












7,606 42 

493 68 

29.170 30 

fBl,176 70 










Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 




$61,179 70 



WARE ELECTRIC COMPANY. 

Eeat estate 94,900 73 

Steam plant, 7,706 40 

Electric piaat, 6,9S1 46 

Electric lines, 10,631 66 

Trtlnsfoimers, 2,606 26 

Meters 1,223 00 

Arc lamps 3,926 00 

Dne for light and poiret, 808 54 

Fnel 00 hand 316 20 

Carbons on hand 12 76 

Oil and waste on band 30 60 

Incandescent tamps on band 112 81 

Globes on bend 13 06 

Other materials on hand, 232 92 

Snndrj- acconnts dne the company, 3D 00 

Office tumlmre 271 02 

Cash on hand 367 94 

Ininrance, 100 00 

Total aaiels,a« per tmoks of the compan? f40,199 23 

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LlABtLtrtBB. 

Capital stock, $30,000 00 

Noles payable, S,600 00 

Depreciation (and, 1,110 60 

Total llablUtlea, ae per books ot the company, .... S3T,610 60 

Profit and loss balance, i,iS8 63 

940,199 23 

HAMOFAOTTIfilHO AOOOUHT. 

Da. C« 

Operatlns expeoees : 

At station, 94,868 67 

For diBtrlbnllon 981 OS 

maaagement 319 21 

taxes and incidantals, ... 738 Ra 

$6,907 51 

Income from sale of llgbt and power, .... $10,311 83 

Balance lo profit and loss, 3,404 32 

110,311 83 f 10.311 S3 
Fboftt and Lobs Aocodnt. 

Db. o. 

Balance June 30, 1900 •3,2M 07 

Balance ot manntactorlng account 3,404 32 

Interest paid 9419 76 

DiiidendB declared ' . 1,650 00 

Depredation 2,000 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 2,S88 63 

tSfi68 39 96,868 39 



WAKE. 

(See Otis Comfant, Oab Wobeb o 



WEBSTER BLBCTBIC COMPANY. 



Keal estate (gas), (13,600 00 

Hftchlnery and mannfactniing appliances (gas) 13,600 00 

Street m^ns (gas) 12,000 00 

Meters (gas) 3,400 00 

Dne tor ga 1,109 90 

Gas coal on hand 246 00 

Enricbers on hand 213 76 

Other gas materials on hand, 293 40 

Stoves on hand 163 12 

Gas flstnres on hand 63 94 

Real estate (electric), 10,246 69 

Steam plant (electric) 12,700 00 

Electric plant 14,200 00 

Electric lines, 8,000 00 

Transformers, 1,750 00 

Meters (electric), 1,056 00 

Arc lamps 2,700 00 

t)ne for electric light and power, 2,606 62 

Fuel on hand (electric) 1,139 00 

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CarboDB on hand t2S 60 

Oil and HMte on band 28 40 

Incandcicent lampa on band 387 II 

Olobes on hand, 41 69 

Other electric malerialB on band ZSl 82 

Elsctiic fixturea on baod, 219 28 

8andi7 accoanti due the company, 676 77 

Office (tunlture, 309 II 

Caah on hand 222 OS 

Total aageta, aa per books ot the compttny (101,039 28 



LlABlLlTIia. 

Capital itocfc, t46.0DO 00 

Bonds IsBosd 25,000 00 

Notea payable 23,300 00 

Unpaid bills 3,736 31 

Interest dae bat not paid 226 00 

Interest accrued bnt not dae S0£> 84 

Total liabilities, as per books of the company 9100,767 15 

Profit and loss balance, 268 13 

9101,039 28 



OperaUog expeoses (gas) : 

At works, 93,103 09 

For dlstribation, fiO 39 

management, 660 40 

taxes and incidental 305 78 

94,128 66 

Operating expenses (electric) ; 

At etatioa, (8,732 81 

For dUtribntlon 1,334 09 

management 1,213 21 

taxes and Incldentala, ... 069 96 

12,280 13 

Income from sale of gas 96,490 41 

reaidnals 11 20 

other sonrces (gas) 26 60 

sale ot electric light and power, . . . 16,603 05 

Balance to profit and loss : 

Qas, 2,399 S9 

Electric 4,392 92 

923,131 26 923,131 26 
Pbofit and Lobs Aooodnt. 

Balance Inne 30, 1900 9363 75 

Balance ot gas manufacturing account 2,399 SB 

Balance ot electric manufacturing account, . . . 4,352 92 

Beats, 29 20 

Interest paid 92,199 39 

Diridends declared 2,250 00 

Depi«ciaUoD 2,080 78 

Other item 356 12 

BalsQca June 30, 1901 268 13 



97,150 it 17,160 42 

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WESTBOROUQH OAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Sleam nlanL 






7,397 51 














16,669 22 
6,2B6 67 






















































iDODdeBcenl tamps on baod, . 






249 02 










































LlABILlTlBa. 






























Total liabUliies, as per books of tbs cornpanj, . . 




2,897 20 
J48.966 88 


Mandp&ctceino Account. 
Operating expensM : 


88,3.57 90 

6.020 60 
813,378 BO 


•69,901 11 
Cr. 


For dtsttibatlOD, .... 
Income from sale of llglit and powei 


668 12 
1,487 32 
I,3BS BA 


»13,328 86 


Balance to profit and lose, 

PtOPlT AM 


D Lo8S Account. 


813,378 SO 

88.108 47 

0,020 60 

170 00 














1,000 00 

S3 se> 

10,934 23 
»13,2S0 07 

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WE8T0N ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

ElectHc piftnt f 8,S1fl 46 

Electric lines 19,oa) 78 

Transtoimers 3,673 27 

Meters, 1.618 92 

Doe tor light and power 2,369 73 

locandeeceTit lumps on band 196 77 

Sundry nccoanu due the company, 114 00 

Cash on hand, 324 40 

Total aseets, as per books o( the compitD7, f36,764 28 

LtABILlTlEB. 

CapiUI stock 912,000 00 

Notes payable 20,00000 

Unpud bill 804 IS 



Manvfaoturino Accoumt. 
Operating expenses : 



Fot dlstiibnlloo, . 
management, . 
taxes and Inddentals, 






$6,763 K 

910,16« 28 
3,402 72 

«I0,166 28 (10,166 28 



BalOQCe Jnne 80, 1900, (3,108 S3 

Balance of mannbctailag account 3,402 72 

Interest p^d, (881 79 

Dividends declared 1,440 00 

Other items 220 47 

Balance June 30, 1001 3,960 09 

__^ »6,511 36 $6,611 3B 

WEYMOUTH LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

Real eataie (13,668 2B 

Steam plant 21,3fi9 09 

Electric plant 35,604 72 

Electric lines, 77,663 22 

Transformers * . 3,614 17 

Meiers, 2,181 97 

Arc lamps, 3,222 94 

Due tor light and power, 6,401 60 

Fuel OD hand SOO 00 

Carbons on band, 



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Oil utd waste on band, t7T 68 

Incandeeceut lamps on hand IH 40 

Globes on band 13 86 

Othoi materiaU on band 397 60 

Motors on band, 4,S36 66 

Horses, wagons, etc 166 77 

Snndiy accounts doe the company. 969 31 

Office (nrniture, tools, etc., 820 04 

Cash on hand, M3 80 

Notes receivable !,000 00 

Insurance 5B1 33 

Total assets, as per books of tbe companj, (172,626 94 

LlABlIiITIBS. ' 

Capital stock »E0,000 00 

Bonds issued, S0,0O0 00 

Notes payable, 6B,163 78 

Unpaid bill 4,103 99 

Inierest BCcroed bat not dae, l,3t>0 30 

AmoanU due bom tbe ccmipanr, not Included above 622 00 

Total liabilJIies, as per booki of the company, .... (161,44007 

Profit and loss balance, .11>13< 87 

9172,626 94 
HANtrrAOTURiNo Account. 

Operating expenses : Da, cb. 

At station (14,921 21 

For distribntion, 2,952 97 

management 2,407 83 

taxes and incidentals, . . 2,010 27 

(22,292 28 

Income from sale of light an^ power, .... (31,024 67 

otber sources, ....'.. 1S2 49 

Balance to profit and loss 8,884 88 

(31,177 16 (31,177 16 
PnoriT AND Lobs Account. 

Da. C*. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 (8,903 11 

Balance of manofacturing account, 3,884 S8 

Jobbing, 438 37 

Otber items of Income 2 23 

Inierest paid (6,761 72 

Otber Items 280 00 

Balance June 30, 1901, ■ 11,186 S7 

(18,228 69 (18,328 69 

WHITMAH LIGHT AND POWER COMPANT. 

Real estate 97<WO 00 

Steam plant 11,000 00' 

Electric plant, 2,600 00 

Electric lines, 8.000 00 

Transformers 1,400 00 

Meters, 1,260 00 

Arc lamps 1,7110 00 

Dae for light and power, 1,113 01 



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ftxtares on hand, . 
UoTHs, wagone, etc., 
Office fnmitiin, 



InaaraDce, 

Total Mwta, aa p«t booki of tbe compuij, 



LlABIUTISS. 

Capital Btock. 

BoDdB l8»aed, 

Unpaid bUlB, 

Amounls doa from the companj, not inclnded Bbove. 



»6M6S 


23 49 


60 09 


50 00 


12S00 


HP 00 


S,«2 M 


203 48 



Hanufactubino Aooouhi. 
OperatlDg ezpen«eB : dl ck. 

At suUon (»,20S 76 

For dlitiibntioa, 1,766 67 

managMnent, 2,167 14 

t«xeg and inddeatals, ... 798 89 

»9,938 46 

Income bom ial«ofllght and power, . ^ . . 912,333 01 

BalaDM to profit and loea, 2,394 fiS 

112,333 01 913,333 01 
Fbdfit and Lobs Acoount. 

Balance Jnoe 30, 1900, ClOl 90 

Balance of maDofactiiring accoaDt, 2,391 66 

Interest raceiTed, 180 74 

Interest paid, $1,080 00 

Dliidenda declared, . . ' 1.320 00 

Balance June 30, 1901, 277 10 

»2,677 19 92,677 1» 



WILLIAM8T0WN GAS COMPANY. 

ABSGT8. 

Real eetate, «ia,S13 62 

MaclilneTj and manafactarlng appliances and street mains, . . . 23,803 62 

Meters 1,149 36 

Dae for gas, S30 31 

Gas oil on hand 213 7B 

Wood on band 4!0 00 

Other materials on hand C28 74 

Flxtares on band 192 98 

Horses, wagons, etc., 75 00 

BaDdT:f acconnts dne the company, 613 96 

Cash on band . 489 35 

Investments, 3,000 00 

Total asMls, as per books ot the company 942,038 S8 



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LlABHilTIIS. 

Capita stock (20,000 00 

BoDda Ijgned, 10,000 00 

Notes payable, 3,300 00 

Unpaid blUs, 140 91 

Total ilabilltUB, aa per books of tbe company, .... «33,41D 91 
PioSt and loss balance, 8,S94 67 

$42,035 CS 

HANDF&CTUBIHa AOOOVNT. 

Operating expenses : Dt c». 

At works, . ... . . (4,083 88 

For distribntton, 463 32 

management, 182 no 

tues and inddental 4G3 87 

»6,183 B7 

Income from sale or gM, (9,234 S3 

Balance to proQtand loss 4,0fi0 96 

(9,234 63 (9,234 03 

PaortT AMD LOBB ACCODHT. 

Balance June 30, 1900, (6,100 90 

Balance ot miBntifactaring accoant, 4,050 06 

Rent! 94 OS 

Jobbing, 381 48 

Interest paid (378 68 

DlTidends dedared, 1,200 00 

Depiedation, 440 97 

Otiier Items 13 07 

Balance June 30, 1901, 8,G94 67 

(10,627 39 (10,627 39 



WINCHENDON ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 
Assets. - 

Steam plant (1,369 76 

Electric plant 13,078 02 

Electric line 13.660 32 

Transformers, 2,SS8 84 

Meters, 2,680 39 

Arc lamps, 2,789 01 

Daefor light and power, 1,661 08 

Carbons on band, 10 82 

Oil and waste on hand 14 SB 

Incandescent lamps on band, 41 19 

Globes on hand, Ifi 00 

Fixinres on band, 230 79 

Horses, wagons, etc 146 S7 

Sundr; acconnts due the company, 369 68 

OfBce fnmltare 86 06 

Cash on band 161 S4 

Insurance 116 00 

TotalassetSjaa per books of tbe company (38,892 31 

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Liabilities. 

Capital st(K± $12,000 00 

BoDdB iBBned 10,600 00 

Notes payable 8,350 00 



Manctactubino AooauNT. 
Operating ezpeuBee : 

At glatloD «3,»3 09 

For dlatribnUoD 129 86 

mansgenient 1,09S 77 

taxes and incldenUlt, ... 170 M 

«G,313 28 

Income &0111 sale of light and power, .... (8,202 64 

otber Boarcea, 249 93 

Balance to profit and loB 3,109 29 

$8,4S2 57 tB.iSt fi7 

PB07IT AND Loss ACCOUNT. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (5,710 36 

Balance of mannihcuiring account 3,109 29 

Jobbing, H 98 

Otbei ilemB of Income 11 91 

Inleiest paid, (1,165 74 

Other Items S7 79 

Balance Jane 80, 1901, 7,693 04 

(3,846 57 (8,846 S7 

WOBDilN GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real estate (19,187 00 

Macbiner; and manufacturing appliances, 29,539 10 

Street main 26,139 97 

Meter 3,000 DO 

Due for gaa, 1,909 65 

aae cool on baud, 4,960 00 

Colie on band 10 00 

Tar on band 390 06 

Euilcliers on hand 206 26 

Pnrifjing malerialB on band, 131 12 

Otber materials on band, 166 00 

Office foraltnce 264 90 

Cash on baud, 2,26460 

Total aaaeCs, as per books of the companj, (88,788 06 

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Capital stock, f 45,100 00 

DepOBlte 163 00 

DepredaUoD tauA, S,000 00 



MANnFAOTDRlUO AOOOtTNT. 

OpMiiHDgflxpeiwes: 


Db. 

114,276 88 

4.061 21 
918,338 09 

«3,608 00 


»88.788 56 








taxei and inddentals, . 


2.688 71 
1,286 87 


»I8,236 06 












BalaiHS to profit and loss, 

Pbomi At 


ID LosB Account. 


»18,338 09 

Ct 

J37,730 67 

4,061 21 


Balance of manufaMnrlng account, . 


























»42,143 6B 


143,143 BS 



WOBDRN UQHT, HEAT AND POWER COMPANY. 

Beat estate, f72,e61 63 

Steam plant 76,710 46 

Electric plant B3,286 32 

Eleetdc lines, 126,463 50 

TTBDifDTniBn 18,876 91 

Meter* 14,750 85 

Arc lamps 15,977 34 

Dae for ligbt and power, 9,238 73 

Fuel on hand 418 00 

Carbons on hand, 25 00 

Oil and waste on band, 17S 00 

Incandescent lamps on band, 611 71 

Olobei on band 38 00 

Motors on baud, 116 26 

Fixtures on hand, 842 86 

Horses, wagons, etc., 914 21 

Sundry accounts dnetbe company, 322 11 

Offlta tncnltnre 4 IB 07 

Cash on hand 4,3S9 03 

Notes receivable, 135 27 

Insarance, 803 2B 

Total assets, as per books of the company 9397,141 M 

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l.itmniTM. 

ca^u noek, yim.ooo 00 



NolM FSjkbte 27,107 Si 

DDpaid MIU 6,006 20 

Inteieu Mcrned t>at not due 2,6^ 00 

DeprecUtioiiTDDd 10,000 00 



HlKDPAOnrBIRO ACCOUMT. 

OpetMliig ezpeiiM* : 

At (tatioD, f22,218 96 

For dictribaUOD, 4,800 08 

imeat, 4,202 38 

is ud iacidenUls, . . 0.623 H 



pBoriT Aim LoM AocovitT. 
Babnce June 30, 1000 



•62,683 71 
$62,683 71 



iDlarett [«id (12,219 28 

DiTldendB declared 9,780 00 

Other IHms 411 91 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 7,343 73 

»29,7M 93 »29,764 93 

WORCESTER ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 

Real estaU, tBI,21fl 38 

Steam plant, 116,709 91 

Electric plant, 81,704 13 

Electric llnea 364,876 41 

TranBfonnen 20,820 07 

Metac 14,612 03 

Aic lampi 17,614 00 

Dae tor ligbt and power, 21,162 36 

Fnel on band 6,168 69 

Carbons ou band 1,487 60 

OU and waste on band 41 66 

Ineandeacent lampa on hand, 680 07 

Globea on hand 847 17 

Otber materials on hand .918 06 

FUtnres on band, 1,290 13 

HorMi, wagone, etc, 1,413 81 

Strndry accouata due tbe company 3,906 33 

OlOce Amitore, 1,229 46 

Cash on hand, 23,202 OS 

Total M*ett, a« per boobi ottbe company, (690,222 M 

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LlABlUTIBS. 

Cnpital etock (400,000 00 



Operadng expenBea : 
At Btetloii, 
For dlstribntlon, . 

raanogemeiit, . 

ujces and Incidental a. 



Handfaotubino Account. 

(14,136 42 
57,014 66 
13,369 81 
13,71fi 31 



f23O,706 S9 (230,796 GS 



Profit and Lobs Accouni 



D(. 



Balance June 30, 1900 

Balance at mannfactnting accoant, 

iDtereat received 

Freminm on new alock 

Jobbing 

Dividends declared, «30,000 00 

Depreciation, 64^1 fi3 

Olbertl«iii 361 86 

Balance June 30, 1901, 294,680 £3 



(233,674 70 

102,560 39 

2,273 67 

40,000 00 

824 26 



WOECESTER GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 
Abbbts. 

Seal eatate (273,703 04 

Machinery and maunfactnringappliaDcea 292,397 78 

Street mains, 123,215 76 

Meteri 19,837 49 

Dae lor gaa 19,571 07 

Oaa coal on hand 39,103 96 

Coke on hand, 70 00 

Tar on hand, 1,000 00 

Bnrichere on hand 6,fil9 66 

Other gas materials on band 15,103 U 

Stoves and fixtnres on hand, 6,600 00 

Cash on hand 39,612 41 

Total aasets, aa per booke of the company, (832,739 27 

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Liabilities. 
Capital stock C600,000 00 



Operating expenaes : 

At works, 

For diBlriUntlon, .... 


. »U2,713 43 
28,377 32 
16,368 18 
19.B66 94 


S204,3lfi 87 


Ca. 

(280,349 fi3 
26,894 M 
















Pbopit an 


D Loss Account. 


f 307,379 82 

Db. 


»307,879 62 

Ch. 
tlB3,816 77 
103,063 70 










75,000 00 


Otber Items of income, . 





InlereBt paid |3,546 64 

Dividends declnred, 96,000 00 

DepredatioTi 2S,702 00 

Otber Uems, 372 76 

BaUDM Jaw 30, 1901 20S,22I 68 



9333,842 08 f333,842 9B 



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APPENDIX B. — MUNICIPALITIES. 



Balance Sheets, Manufactcking and Proftt and Loss 
■ Accounts, to Jcne 30, 1901." 



BBLHONT. 

Blsctite lines (13,023 13 

Transtormers 913 98 

Hetera 1,729 46 

Arc lamps, 3*7 fi3 

IncandMcent streel Inmpi, 8SS 71 

Dae for light and pover, 3Sr 71 

Globes OD hand, 1 60 

Otber materiala on band, 90 00 

TooIb aod appliuicea S37 19 

Horeee, wagons, eic, 236 00 

8nadi7 Bcconnta dne tlie plant 869 OS 

Caeh (or (oim traaBiir?), 3,790 B3 

Unexpired inenrance 144 07 

Sinking fuDds 840 00 

Total assets, SB per bookg or tbe plant, |23,32B 94 

Prollt and loss balance 747 61 

«£4,0T3 D6 

* In tbese balance sheetB the larlona plant assela represent the autaal expendltnrea 
lur []iesRlt«me, Icea depreciation charges; and the item of "cash or (own treaeury" 
Includes the cash Id (he bands of (he manager and (he acallable unexpended balance 
of all approprlatlona, — that Is to any, all appropriations, when they become subject lo 
drafts by the manager, are treated aa cash. Under the title of " appropriations and 
ovenlrafts " are Included all thoae amounta which have been raised by direct taxation 
upon the eatatea In the town for new conalructton since the Inception of (he enterprtse. 
When, BB baa frequently been ilone> the appropriation baa by Its terms been applicable 

amount actually e>^pendcd for new conatrucUon and charged to the construction ac- 
counte has been treated aa an appropriation tor conatrucdon. While such approprla- 
tlona arc not Blrlctly llabUltles, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, they belong In 
any proper system ot accounting on the same aide of the ledger aa bonds and notes 
outBtundlng, anil In the returns are tor convenience grouped with them under the same 
designation. The item of " depreciaOon " In the profit and loss accounta representa a 
charge of five per cent, per annum upon the cost of the plant as shown by the accoanle, 
except In certnin cases, where thelocalmauagement have thooghl It advisable (o make 
a larger charge. Five per cent, has been the rate usually ailopted, because that is 
(ha rata mentioned In the mnnlctpal ownership act. 



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LlABILITIia. 

ApproprlatlonB lor cootUoctlon, t8,000 00 

liakfug tandi, 840 00 

Orerdratta tor conBtracUon, 1,186 SS 

Bonds ontsCanding, 14,000 00 

Interest accraed bat not dae, 46 S7 

ToMi Ukbllitiei, u per booki of the plant, (24,073 66 



HlNUFACTUH 

Operating expenses. f S,0£>I 'Zi 

Income ttom sale of ligbt end power, .... 93,948 78 

Balance to profit aod lo«a, 4,142 43 

18,001 21 98,091 21 
Phopit ahu Lom Account. 

Da. Ck. 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, 9988 67 

Balance of maanfactaring account, (4,142 43 

Appropriation for maintenaoce 3,000 00 

iDtereet, MW DO 

Jobbing, 310 86 

Interest paid and accroed 960 00 

Depreciation, 901 70 

Balance Jnne 3D, 1901, 747 61 

tfi,607 13 tS,607 13 

BRAINTREE. 

Real estate 910,314 07 

Steam plant, 20,211 24 

Electric plant, 14,662 IS 

Electric ilnee 18,192 00 

Tranilonnera 3,718 66 

Meters 3,8S2 21 

Arc lamps 2,377 OS 

Incandescent street lamps, 440 27 

Doe for electric tight and power 2,383 S4 

Fnel on hand, 67 40 

Carbons on band 30 00 

Oil and waste on hand, 44 40 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 40 00 

Globes on hand 46 40 

Other materials on hand 688 48 

Tools and appliances, 620 IE 

Horses, wagons, etc 362 36 

Sundry acconntg dne the plant 70 BO 

Cash (or town treasury), 7,396 17 

Sinking tnads 3.893 46 

Total assets, as per books of the plant, 989,289 60 

Profit and loss balance, aO.Ttt 39 



9110,082 9» 

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LiABiLiTiae. 

ApproprlBtloDt for constraction ttl,190 81 

note paymenis, 19,600 00 

BinklQg tands, 3,410 00 

Overdraft (or constracUos, 14,847 32 

Boada ontslandlng, 16,600 00 

Holes pajable, 46,600 00 

Unpaid bill S12 K8 

Interaat accrned bat not dne, SO I 78 

Total liabilities, as per books of tbe plant f 110,083 SO 



Hanupaotuhino 

operating expenses, (14,76! 34 

Income trom ule ot light and poner, .... |9,926 60 

Balance lo profit and Iobb, 4,B3S 74 

114,701 31 «14,762 34 
Fbofit and Loss Arcocnt. 

IW. Cb. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 $10,632 14 

Balance ot manntactniing acconnt, 4,835 74 

AppropriatloDB toi maintenance, 97,500 DO 

Interest, 3,370 00 

Income from ainkiog funds Inreeted Ifi2 42 

Interest recelTed 132 OS 

Interest paid and accrued 2,410 21 

Sinking fond appropriation, 130 00 

Depredation, 10,476 81 

Maintenance appropriated nsed tor construction, . . 1,B1B 90 

Jobbing 212 7S 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 20,793 39 



130,947 89 130,947 89 



Seal estate «21,341 13 

Steam plant, 16,01G 30 

Blectnc plant, 11,793 62 

Electriclines . 18,8fig IS 

Tronsformert 4,611 6f 

Meters, 3,860 S6 

Are lamps 6,639 06 

Dne for light and power, 1,004 26 

Fnel on hand 312 76 

Carbons on hand, 212 M 

Oil and waste on hand 43 75 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 302 91 

Qlobea on hand 20 00 

Other materials on hand, . 276 97 

Tools and appliances 1.667 OS 

Horses, wagons, etc, 1,238 63 

Snndrr accounts due the plant 71117 



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cxlviii GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

Office tnrnltnte 978 52 

Cub (oTtown treunr?), 39,280 03 

Total uHti.u per book* of the plant, . . . . 9129,937 S4 

Froflt and tots bkUnce S,216 14 

tl3S,lM 28 

LUBItilTIM. 

ApproprJftHoDt for coutrnctloii flS,82e 78 

bond pajmeni* 18,000 00 

Bands ODtatAUdlllg 96,000 00 

Nolos payable, 6,000 00 

IntersBt accraed bnt not dae 327 50 

Total llabiUttu, u per books of the plant, 1136,154 28 

HunrrACTUKiHO Aooomr. 

Operating ezpen*et 916,883 31 

Ineome from Mie of light and power, .... (6,696 46 

Balance to proSt and los 9,186 8S 

119,883 31 115,883 3* 
Propit abd Lou Acooumt. 

Balftoee June 30, 1900 (3,614 14 

Balance of manafactnTtng acconni, 9,186 88 

Approprintion for malntenanee (31,499 76 

intereat, 2,S80 00 

Bond premlnma, 1,318 GO 

iDlerestp^d and accraed. 3,017 50 

Depredation 4,670 71 

Ci^ collector, 21,415 46 

Other Items 80 00 

Balance Jnne 30, 1001 6,216 14 

(41,911 69 (11,911 69 



Real eetate, (S,74S 12 

Steam plant, 10,306 SO 

Electric plant 8,206 61 

Bleetric linei 23,638 99 

Transformers, . . ' 2,513 76 

Meters, 1,661 20 

Arc lamp* 194 66 

Incandescent street lamps, 2,1S6 70 

Fire alarm constmctkra, 1,762 S3 

Due (or light and power, 161 76 

Fuel on band 237 73 

Carbons on hand, 12 15 

OH Bad waste on hand 11 30 

Incandescent lamps on faaod 242 IS 

Globes on hand, 10 04 

Other materials on hand 71 60 

Tools and appliances,. S71 71 

Stmdry accoooti due the plant 1,328 8S 



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Cub (or town treuai?) 93,32181 

Dnexpirsd laBnrance, 61 IS 

Sinking foDda, 870 CS 

Total aeBeta.aa per books of the pUot $67,018 47 

LUHILITIES. 

Approprlattoni tor conBtmctlon, (10,487 20 

sinking fandB 1,370 00 

OterdrattB for coDstractlon 2,1S0 21 

Bonds oatstandlng 51,000 00 

Unpaid blllB 651 09 

Interest accrued but not dae SCO 00 

TotalllabiliUes, as per books of the plant (66,608 110 

Profit and loss balance, SIO 97 

(67,019 47 
Mahupactdhinq Account. 

Operating expenses, (9,810 Z2 

Income from sale of light and power, .... (3,6S3 79 

other BODices, 1,626 56 

Balance to proSt and loss 4,229 87 

(j^iiola (9,810 22 
Profit ant Lobs Aocoitnt. 

Db. Cl 

Balance Joae 30, 1900 (3,494 66 

Balance of manaraccarlag acconnt, (4,229 ST 

Appropriations for malnteaance, ■ • ... • 8,fi60 66 

Income from sinking fnnds, 10 S3 

Jobbing 16 49 

Interest paid and accraed 1,986 70 

Depredation 3,130 93 

Sinking fand ftpproprlalions 1,020 00 

Repairs of flre alarm 203 76 

BaUnce June 30, 1901 filO 97 

(11,082 23 (11,082 23 

DANVBR6. 

AaasTB. 

Heal estate (2,624 78 

Steam plant, 6,940 98 

Electric plant 6,129 II 

Electric lines, 10,832 13 

Transformers, 3,029 60 

Meters 4,990 IS 

Arc lamps, 2,D17 13 

Doe for light and pover, 878 4S 

Fnel on hand 394 78 

Carbons on band, 45 96 

Oil and waste on hand, 11 33 

Incandescent lamps on hand 04 00 

Globes on hand, B 10 

Other materiala on hand, 466 43 

Tools and appliances 329 76 

Snndr; acconnts dne the plant, 40 40 

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cl GAS AND ELECTMC LIGHT. [Jan. 

Office fnniltare, S113 97 

Cash (or town treaanry), S,S29 60 

DneKpired ingarftnce, 1S9 3S 

Sinking tandg 3,741 81 

Total aaaeta, u per book* of the plant (60,213 82 

Froflt and loss balanM, 6,428 00 

«fi6,641 91 

Lu.BlLrTIHB. 

AppropiiatloDS lor coDatrnction, Vi.l36 87 

bond pafmeots, . lfi,000 00 

glabing fnads, 3,A3fi 24 

Orerdrafta tor constrnctton 1,330 10 

Bonds ontatandlDg, 31,500 00 

iQtereet acraned bnt not daa 149 70 

TolalllabillCleB, aaperbookiofthaplanl, $66,64191 

HAItDFACTDKIHa ACCOUNT. 

Operating expcnaea, (11,071 66 

Income from aale o( light and power (7,763 90 

Balance to profit and loaa, 3.S17 66 

(11,671 6« (11,671 06 
Pbopit and Loea Account. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 (9,459 04 

Baltutcsof manaRictaringaccoDat 3,817 66 

Appropriations for malnieDAuce, (9,800 00 

Intareat received 67 44 

Iticome bom sinking IVinds 91 17 

Other items of Income 1 84 

Intereat paid and accrued, , 1,063 76 

Depredation, l,9\i S7 

Old accoonte charged off, 130 2t 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 6,428 00 

(16,378 M (16,378 64 



HINGHAH. 

Electric linea, (16,061 91 

Tranitonners 1,630 26 

Metera 2,419 9S 

Dnetor light atid power 404 82 

Incandescent lamps on band, 379 69 

Other malerials on hand, 2,004 78 

Toola and appliances, 264 63 

Horaes, wagons, etc., 449 60 

Sandiy acconnta dne the plant, 414 66 

Office (amlture 118 06 

Cash (or town treasury), 3,919 68 

Total assets, as per bookaortbe plant, (26,967 66 

Profit and loss balance 1,600 27 



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LlABILITIBt. 

Appropriations for coaetructloa tt0,277 92 

NotOB payablo 18,000 00 

iDterest accrued bat not doe 280 00 

Totalliabilities, as per books of tbe plant, |2B,5S7 92 

Hamcfaoturinq Accohnt. 

Openitdag expengea 911,163 99 

Income ttom Bale tit light aod power, .... f6,B97 32 

Balance to profit and loea, 4,266 67 

911,163 99 |11,16S 99 
Profit and Lobs Account. 

Di. Ci. 

Balance June 30, 1900, 91,201 33 

Balance of manuracturing accoant, 1,266 67 

ApproprUiioDB for malnlcnaQce, f (1,998 97 

iDterest 720 00 

Jobbing 896 B3 

Interest paid and accrued, 720 00 

UainienaDce appropriated used for constmction, . . S47 B2 

Depredation 960 23 

Betamed to town treasury — nnavailable tn^Qlenance 

to Dec 31, 1900 1,128 « 

Baiance Jane 30, 1901 I,S00 27 

19,214 77 t9,2U 77 



HUDSON. 

Beat enate, #8,294 9S 

Steam plant, 7,614 97 

Blectric plant, - . . . 3,472 SS 

Electric lines 6,672 72 

Tran«fbrmere 1,814 12 

Helen 2,241 04 

Arc lampB 1,234 87 

Incandescent atr^ lamps 40B 06 

Dae for light and power 496 53 

Fnel oo blind 346 66 

Carbons on band 37 90 

Oil and waste on band, 69 28 

Incandeacent lamps on band 170 31 

Globes on hand, 66 90 

Otber materials on hand. 2B4 08 

Tools and appliances, 360 76 

Sundry acconnca dne tbe plant, 42 30 

Office rnraiture 163 03 

Cash (or town treasury), 6,328 48 

Total asaets, aa per booka of the plant, f39,393 SB 

Profit and lose balance 12,902 27 

962^ 12 

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liiuiuma. 

AppiopiiatiODS for couMrnctlon t7,92S 2i 

extnioidlnar; repafra 1,B00 00 

note pajmenti, 1,000 00 

OverdiAtt for coottnicUoD, 2,240 88 

Notee pajMo 36.000 00 

Intereat occmed but not das 720 00 

Total liabilitiGi.u par books of the plant, fG2,3S0 12 

MANirrAOTDIUMa AcoottHT. 

Dt. C*. 

Operating flxpense*, 9&,6S7 69 

iDcone from sale of light and power $7,108 S3 

Balance to proflt and loaB l,t7S S3 

98,5(17 66 (8,687 6S 
PiowT *in> Loas Account. 

Di. Cm. 

Balance June 30, 1900, S13>07S 18 

Balance ot manafiictDring account 1,478 62 

Appropriation B for maintenance (5,fi00 00 

Interest paid and accraed 1,460 00 

Depredation, '. 1,671 08 

Hidntenance appropriated need for coDilrnction, . . 1,802 66 

Other Items 1 43 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 12,992 2? 

918,492 27 918^482 27 

H0LL. 

AisvM. 

Seal estate 918,073 89 

Steam plant 35,822 6S 

Electric plant, 13,5G9 02 

Electric lines (commercial) I7,IK>t 46 

Transtormers, . . ' 8,B14 10 

Heters, 6,338 63 

Arc lamps 458 64 

Incondesceot street lines and lamps, 12,726 10 

Inside wiring, SB 29 

Dae for light and power 1,65187 

Fuel on hand, 292 16 

Carbons on hand, 14 29 

Oil and waste on hand, 271 08 

Incandescent lamps on band 1S7 54 

Globes on hand 20 00 

Other malerialB on hand 747 75 

Horses, wagons and station toole 974 BS 

OSce tumitnre, 231 88 

Cash (or town tieasnrf ), 7,486 31 

tTnezplred Insurance, 338 67 

Sinking funds 21,259 60 

Total assets, as per books of the plant, 914I,B33 07 

ProflC and toss balance, 43,063 68 

.9184,596 75 

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Liabilities. 

ApproprUtloDS Tor coniCntctioa, 93fi,S2S 93 

note pajmenta 9,400 00 

sinking faade, 29,173 00 

Bonds ODlstanding, 60,000 00 

Notes pajable, 44,402 00 

Unpaid bUlB 14,31B 36 

DepoBits 1,234 II 

Interest accrued but not doe 243 3S 

Total lUbllltieB, as per books oF the plant (184,696 76 

Manufaotitrino Accoitht. 

operating expenses |13,01S 93 

Income from sale of ligbt and power, .... (9,992 86 

other sources, BIS 48 

Balance to profit and loss, 2,103 69 

«13,0ie 93 113,010 93 

Profit and Losb Accouhi- 

Db. c». 

Balance Jnne 30, 1900, (36,716 31 

Balance of manabctnTing account 2,103 69 

Appropriation tor iDteiesI, (6,000 00 

Premium on note, 696 00 

Interest from sinking foods 689 20 

Interest p^d and accmed 4,658 44 

Depreciation 5,719 16 

Jobbing account, S 03 

Other item 4r> 36 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901 43,063 68 

(49,247 8S (49,247 88 

HARBLEHEAC. 

Beal estate, (20,999 21 

Steam plant 14,1S9 69 

Electric plant, 10,861 66 

Electric line 16,37137 

Tranfltormers 4,092 01 

Meters 4,199 96 

Arc lamps, 1,048 96 

Incaadetcent street lamps 118 17 

One for light and power 1,499 28 

Fnel on hand 20 00 

Carbons on hand 76 00 

Oli and waste on hand, . 38 00 

Globes on hand, 3 DO 

Tools and appliances, IfiO 00 

Horses, wagons, etc., 280 00 

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cliv GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Jan. 

Caah (or towa treagnry) •IS,4T4 87 

SinfalDf; tandB, S,S2( Bl 

Total aiieta, aa per books of the plant, t97,936 09 

Profit and lOBi balance 9,B8I 73 

»107,617 82 
Liabilities. 

Appropriatlone for conslmctlon . t36,917 ES 

note payments 14,000 00 

■Inklag toads, 7,000 00 

Bonds ontstanding 50,000 00 

Total liabilities, as per boohB of tbe plant, (107,917 82 

MiNurACTDRiNo Account. 

Operating expenses, tl3,132 SI 

Income trom sale oF llRbt and power t9,791 36 

other sources 310 40 

Balance to profit and toss, ' 3,030 76 

tl3,l32 fil (13,132 fil 
Pkopit and Loss Account. 

Db. Ob. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, |6,t3t> 39 

Balance of manafectarlng account, 3,030 76 

Appropriations tor maintenance, (13,600 00 

interest . 2,000 OO 

Interest from slaking fands, 212 42 

Other items of income, 1,060 08 

Interest paid 2,000 00 

Depreciation, 4,131 30 

Appropriation need for construction, .... 1,600 00 

, Eeceipts paid to town traasBrer, 9,537 20 

Other items, 19 66 

Balance June 30, 1901, 9,681 73 

»26,354 23 (26,354 23 

MIDDLEBOBODQH. 

Assets. 

Real estate »18,194 34 

Machinery and maunfactnring appliances (gas), 6,329 01 

Street mains (gas) 2,387 67 

Meters (gas), 847 48 

Due (or gas 363 98 

Water power, 11,934 70 

Fael on hand (gas) 10180 

Tools and appliances (gas), 93 17 

Steam plant (electric) 8,641 47 

Electric plant, 6,461 29 

Electric lines, 9.076 27 

Transformers 1,676 17 

Meters (electric) 1,383 94 

Arc lamps, 1,S21 39 

Incandescent street lamps, 460 42 

Due Tor electric light and power 1,777 62 



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Fuel on hand (electric) ClSl 80 

Cuboas on hand', ' 40 70 

Oil and waite on bond 28 86 

Incandescent lampi on hand 31 2S 

Other electric materiaU on hand, ' 505 07 

Toots and appllaaces (electric), 329 74 

HoTsea, wagoas, etc 95 00 

Sundry accounts dne the plant, 17fi IS 

Office fnmilnre, 1 . . 106 46 

Caah (ortowntreasnrj), II.IM 74 

Total aasetB, aa per books ot the plant, (79,813 SO 

Profit and loea balance, 40,794 07 

1120,607 67 

LUBILITISa. 

AppropriatlODB for conatnictlon, (23,066 26 

e](traordlnarj repaira 3,690 00 

bond paTmente, 9,A00 00 

Bonds onUtandlng, 67,000 00 

Notes payable, 16,200 DO 

Unpaid bllla 1,480 74 

Interest due but not paid 324 00 

laterest accrued but not due. 446 S7 

Total liabilities, as per booka ofthe plant (120,S07 S7 



MiNCPAOTPBINO ACCODNT. 

Operating eipensea : 

Gas |3,r>20 98 

Electric, 7,167 40 

Income txom sale of gas (3,423 09 

■ale ofelectric light and power, . . . 7,49S 21 

Balani^ to profit and loas : 

Gas 96 89 

Electric 28 31 

(11,017 19 (11,017 19 

Profit and Loss Accodnt. 

Balance June 30, 1900 (37,480 41 

Balance of gas maanracturing acconat, .... 96 89 

Balance of eleclric manufacturing account. . . . (28 81 

Appropriation for malacenance, 6N) 00 

interest 3,328 00 

Other items of income 60 

Interest paid and accrued, 3,360 00 

Oil ligble (snbnrban) 368 48 

Depreciation, 3,317 M 

Losa on iobbing, 79 16 

Balance June 30, 1901, 40,794 07 



(44,701 48 (44,701 48 

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Electric lines Vll,2t8 S3 

Cub [or lowQ trauDrj) 2,173 3S 

ToM tuials, as per books of tbfl pluDt, $1.1,6S2 09 

Profit aod loss balance 3^14 67 

«I7,006 78 

LlABlLlTtES. 

AppropriatiODB fi>T constracUoa 93,606 76 

bond pa; meats, 13,900 00 

Total ItablUUea, bb per books ot the plant, f 17,006 76 

MAHL'FtCTUaiMO ACCOUKT. 

Operating espeosea, f 3,119 71 

Balance to profit and loas, t3,119 71 

(3,119 71 f3,U9 71 
pEoriT AHD Lose Account. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 V2,963 40 

Balance of mannfactniing acconnt 3,119 71 

Appropriation lor maintenance, $S,30S 91 

DepreciatloD, 190 47 

Balance Jane 30, 1001, 3,314 67 

J6,673 68 $6,673 68 

NORTH ATTLEBOEOUGH. 

R«aleMate 910,341 29 

Steam plant 21^34 01 

Electric plant 8,383 B8 

Electric lines 16,420 84 

Traniformeri, 3,656 41 

HeUra, 2,738 42 

Arc lamps 112 60 

Incandescent itreet lamps 236 48 

Dde tor llgbt and power, 310 72 

Carbons on band 4 OO 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 69 03 

Qlobes on hand, 8 GO 

Other materials on hand, 421 63 

Tools and appliancee, 440 54 

Snndr; accounts dae the plant, 3 75 

Office fnmltnre, 126 62 

fJaeh (or town treasnry) 7,071 74 

Sinking funds 6,360 41 

Total assets, as per books of the plant, (77,328 47 

Profli and lost balance 7,506 90 



(84,836 37 

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LiABiLrns*. 

Appropriationa tor conitmctloD, (H.ZIS 10 

DOM pafmenu 1,390 00 

glnklng tundB 6,400 00 

Bonds OQtstsndlDg, 10,000 00 

HoteB pajable, UfiW 00 

Dnpatd blllB, 318 97 

Total liabilkles, as per books of th« pUni, iS4,33a 37 



ACCODHT. 

Db. Cn. 

OperatiDg exp«nMl, |9,I1S 84 

Tnoome [rom sale of light &ad power (7,130 47 

BalsDce lo proQt aod loss 2,010 37 

9a,14S 84 9»,14S 84 
pROPtT iND Loss Account. 

BaloDCe June 3D, 1900 . 13,978 64 

Balance of manDfoctnring account, 2,D1S 37 

AppropriatiOD for maintenance (10,003 20 

iniereBt, 3,450 00 

Interest from sinking tnnds, 160 2S 

Interest paid 2,462 17 

Receipts paid to ujwn treasnrer 7,225 86 

Depreciation 3,290 64 

Maintenance appropriation nsed tor conslructijn, . . 1,127 98 

Otber items, 19 70 

Balance Jnne.30, 1901, 7,fi06 90 

(20,120 3S (20,120 36 



PBABODY, 

Assets. 

Real estate, (ll.SSS 37 

Steam plant, 12,547 22 

Electric plant, 6,69838 

Electric llnee, 13,016 88 

Transformers 4,066 63 

Meters 4,388 77 

Arc lamps, 4,634 89 

Incandescent Bti«et lamps 13S 62 

Inside wiring 1,0B7 10 

Dae for tight and power, 1,941 49 

Other materials on hand, 116 00 

Tools and appliances 405 00 

Horses, wagons, etc 226 DO 

Office tornitare 37 73 

Cash (or town treasury) 6,122 10 

Sinking funds 6,898 16 

Total osseU, as per books of the plant (73,674 19 

ProQt and loss balance 22,689 22 



(96,273 41 

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AppcopUthHU roT cooitniction tSOfiaS 16 

note psymeDtB, 14,700 OO 

■inking fnndi 7,200 00 

OTcrdnfts tar connnictioa 3^1 62 

Boods oqWuding 40.000 OO 

Interett Kccmed bat not dne. 133 M 

Total liabtUtiM, u per booki of the pbnt, f9C,273 4! 

Operating expen«ea tl8,SSl 83 

Income from sale of light and power, .... t7,919 22 

other Boarco 93 90 

Balance to profit and lOM I0,SI8 71 

•l8,S3t S3 •18,S3I 83 
Profit ahd Loss Accocnt. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900 «l9,oe2 37 

Balance of manDfaCliirlngaMoaal, 10,918 71 

Appropriation tor maintenance t7,790 60 

inteieat, 1,600 OO 

Overdraft ftc maintenance la Jan IS, 1901. . . 1,834 79 

Interest from sinking fDodi 270 65 

Interest paid and accmed, 1,610 16 

Depreciation 2,870 92 

Oil ligbte (anborban) 13 00 

Balance Jane 30, 1901 , 22,599 22 

S34,095 16 •34,090 IS 



READING. 

Heal eitate, f 1S,790 76 

Ste&m pUnt. 10,711 35 

Electric plant, 8,471 72 

Electric lines, 15,150 69 

TranBtormert, 2,876 70 

Helen 2,538 83 

Arc lampt, 2,031 86 

Incandescent lampi. 643 68 

Dne for light and power B56 82 

Fuel on band 213 SO 

Oil and waste on band 23 20 

Incandescent lamps on hand 24 68 

GJobes on hand, 28 20 

Horses, wagons, etc 415 00 

Sandrr acconnts doe the plant, 1,K8 37 

Office fbmicnre 15S OO 

Caih (or town Ireasar^), 4,739 83 

Total ssaets, as per books of the plant, 965,762 18 

Profit and loss btOance 14,476 04 

•80,23822 

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LUBILITtBS. 

Approprialione for coD8tnictlon (9,200 00 

bond pa7meat 7,000 00 

Hole pajments 9,fi00 00 

Bonds oatataadtng, 44,000 00 

HoteB payable 10,000 00 

InUreat accrued bat not doe, S3S 22 

Total tiabllltiss, OS per books of tbe plant |S0,23S 22 

Manupaotobino Aooodbt. 

Operating expeneea, (10,414 08 . 

Income from Bale of light and power, .... (6,40092 

otlier Bonrces, 233 70 

Balance to profit and loaa 3,774 44 



Profit and Lobs Accovhi 



(10,414 06 (10,114 06 



Balance Jone 30, 1900, (10,892 32 

Balance of maDnfactnrlng acconnt, 3,774 44 

AppropiJatlOQ for maintenance, (4,000 00 

Interest, 2,208 GO 

Jobbing, 202 18 

Inlerest paid and accrned, 2,2SS GO 

Depreciation 3,4B3 24 

Other items to.adjnst accrned interest, .... 038 22 

Balance Jnne 30, 1901, 14,476 04 

(20,886 72 (20,886 72 

TAUNTON. 

Abbbts. 

R«al enate, (18,030 24 

Steam plant 29,622 11 

Electric plant, 24,814 04 

Electric liaes, 29,609 60 

Translormeri 6,519 60 

Meters, 4,135 20 

Arc lamps, 12,909 78 

Inside wiring, 1,309 47 

Due for liglit and power, . 2,678 37 

Fnel on hand, 36 00 

Carbons on hand, 309 12 

Oil and waste on hand, 70 00 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 200 00 

Globes on band 43 67 

Other materials OD hand 287 87 

Toots and appliances, 1,020 47 

Horses, wagons, etc 000 32 

Office turnltnte, 309 99 

Caab (or city treasury), 2,736 31 

Sinking foods, : . 20,901 44 



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LlABIUTIIH. 

Ap^vprlktiooi fbr conitnictloii f 10,901 75 

•inking tDUdB, 6fiCH 29 

BoDdB oaUlnndliig, 144,000 00 

Holes parable, I^SOO 00 

Uapaid bills, 2,SS2 13 

IntereM accraed but not due 483 7G 

Total llabilltieg, as per books of the plant, |164,641 92 

Makvpaotchino Account. 

Operating expeases, $26,BS0 63 

Income from eale of light and power f2S,046 4fi 

Balance to prollt and loss, G,C>34 tS 

92B,S80 63 928,680 63 
Pbofit and Loea Account. 

Da. Ck. 

' Balance Jnne 30, 1900, $2,870 21 

Balance or mannfactniingacconnt, fB,534 18 

Appropriation tor maintenance 1,400 00 

Interest fi,666 76 

Income from sinking fnnds, 332 60 

Interest on deposits 42 00 

Bond preminmg, 136 30 

Interest paid and accmed G,717 SO 

Depredation 6,686 90 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 7,391 82 

f 17,838 68 117,838 68 



WAKEFIBLD. 

Real oBtate »24,678 B6 

Machlneiy and manafactiiTing appliances (gas), 27.082 OH 

Street main* (gas) 22,08170 

Meters (gaa), 3,703 M 

Due foe gas, 3,420 86 

Oas coal on hand^ 1,376 42 

Coke OD band, 900 OO 

Oil light material 11 63 

.Oos oil on hand, 22 16 

Otber gas materials on band, 669 13 

SloTes on hand, 777 64 

Tools and appliances (gas), 603 78 

Steam plant (electric) 14,696 06 

Electric plant, 10.863 44 

Eledrie lines, 18,811 97 

Transformers 2,554 98 

Meters (electric) 1,803 02 

Arc lamps, 3,329 03 

Fire alarm Installation, 585 66 

Dne for electric light and power, 1,009 43 



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Fnel on band (electric) 90112 2S 

Csrboiu on band 3940 

Oil and WMte on band, ISM 

Incandu.caDt lunp* on hand, 107 OS 

GlobOB on band 23 00 

Other electric naCeilals on hand, 328 IS 

Toola and appilancea (electric) 37130 

HoiBBi, wagoDB, elc 72B 90 

Snndr; acconnu doe (he plant, 1,619 00 

Offlce tarniCnie, 259 80 

Cash (or town tieaani?) 9,603 23 

InsnraDce 198 16 

Total oasele, as per boobs of the plant, tie2,8e6 13 

ProOt and loaa balance, 47,963 2i 

(200,819 37 

LlABILITIU. 

Appropriation for constmctlon 912,773 00 

bond paj^enta, 21,000 00 

Bonds ontatandlng, 162,000 00 

Vnptii blllB, 3,201 17 

DepOBits 22e 20 

Interest accraed but not dne 1,620 00 

Total llabUitiet, ai per books of tbe plant. |200^19 37 

Hanhiaotcbihg Aooouttt. 
Operating expensea j 

Ob 913,878 89 

EleclHc 10,422 09 

Income bom sale of gai, 917,732 2B 

reeidoalB 3.739 12 

otbei BOurcet (gas), 1 80 

eale or electric light and power, . . . 0,040 20 

other Bonrces (electric), .... 60000 
Balance to profit and lots : 

Gai 7,614 28 

Electric, 4,776 89 

931,910 26 931,915 26 
PaoriT AKD Losa Aooovkt. 

Da. Ci. 

Balance Jane 30, 1900, 944,080 00 

Balance of gai manntactnrlng account. .... 97.614 28 
Balance of electric mannfoctoring acconnt, ■ . 4,776 89 

Appropriatioii for maintenance, 200 00 

IntcreBt 6,480 00 

lobbing (electric) 174 40 

Jobbing (ga* siOTes), 148 10 

InieieBt paid and accnied, 6,010 DO 

Depreciation 6,808 62 

Oil llgbte (enbnrban), 200 62 

Other itema, 198 84 

Balanoa June 30, 1901, 47,963 24 

962,630 02 962,630 02 

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WELLESLEY. 

Electric Ilnea 9I1,S28 S3 

laondeiceDt limpt on h&nd. 27 70 

Olber maHritli on band 63 IC 

Toola and appllancei 91 20 

Cuh (or town treasni7), 6,831 16 

Total usata, M per book* o( the plant t1B,53l 79 

Profit and loss balance 1,321 26 

tl9,l»3 OS 

LUBILITIBS. 

Appioprlatione tw conatractlon (97! 00 

bond parments, 11,000 00 

Bondt oDtatandlng 7,000 00 

Unpaid billi, 784 72 

Inleregtaccraed but not dae 113 33 

Total habllltlea, aa per bookj of the plant tm,it53 OS 

HudTPADTUKIHa AOOOnCT. 

Operating eipenaes, t4,130 69 

Pole renlsti, flW 00 

Balance to proflt and loa« 3,93B 69 

f4,13S 69 t4,m 69 
Pbofit and Loss Aooooht. 

Dl. Cl. 

Balance Inne 30, 1000 91,632 7S 

Balance of manafactariDg acconnl 3,9S9 69 

ApproprlatlOQ for maioienance, 96,000 00 

Intereat 290 00 

Intereat paid, 2B6 66 

DepreciaMoD, 1,280 94 

Returned to tovn treasni7 — nnaTidlabls appropriation 

Dec. 31, 1900 416 19 

Balance June 30, 1901 1,321 2S 

•7.601 26 »7,60r26 

WE8TFIELD. 

Beal ettate (gaa), 931,725 42 

Hacbinerj and maDDfactnring appUancsB (gas) 22,124 65 

Street mains (gat) 33,74147 

Meters (gag) 5.208 47 

Dneforga 0,949 31 

Qai on hand, 3fi 70 

Fnelon band (gas), 667 41 

Bnrfcben on band 62 SO 

PnTif;lng materials on band 40 SO 

Otber gas naierlale on hand 1.62S 36 

Tool* and appllancea (gas), 460 00 

It«al eitate (electric) i 11,234 23 



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Stoun plant (electric) V12,S22 80 

Electric plant, 6,319 09 

Electric Unes 6,754 01 

TnnafonnerB 1,221 ST 

Hetert (electric) 3BI 3S 

Arc lunpB, S,041 66 

Incandescent street lamps, 50 8S 

Inside wiring, 1,168 36 

Due for electric Ught and power, 1,211 91 

Fuel on bond (electric), 173 IS 

Carbons on band, 93 20 

OU and waste on band, 01 01 

Incandescent lamps on hand, 50 S8 

Glebes on band 10 18 

Otbei electric materials on hand, 291 IS 

Tools and appliances (electric), * . 600 00 

Snodiy accoants dne the plant S65 41 

Office tomiture 168 00 

Cash (or town treasnrr) 23,052 84 

Total BiMU, a* per books of the plant, (176,023 42 

LlABILITIIS. 

Approprialiona for constraction, 930,500 00 

Bonds ontstandlng 116,000 00 

Interest doe bnt not paid 107 00 

Interest accrued bat not dae, 326 67 

Total liabilities, as per books of the plant; |I46,eB4 17 

Profit and loss balance !S,039 20 

f 178,033 43 

M ujtJPAOTUBiNa Account. 

Operating expenses : db. cb. 

Gas f 13,388 98 

Electric, 8,039 46 

Income from sale of gaa, (26,370 13 

residuals, 2,603 64 

other sources (gas), 1 OS 

sale of electric tight and power, . . . 6,046 86 
Balance to profit and loss : 

Gas 14,685 74 

Electric, 1,902 60 

936,014 IS (36,014 18 
Profit and Lobh Accodmt. 

Da. C>. 

Balance June 30, 1900, f 16,992 27 

Balance of gas manutactnring account 14,685 74 

BalanceofelectricmaDubccnringacconnC, . . . 91,992 60 

Appropriations for maintenance 11,000 00 

Jobbing (gas), 290 60 

Jobbing (electric) 29 32 

Interest paid 4,048 34 

Depreciation, 7,138 66 

Oil lights (snbnrban), 84 00 

Other items (gas) 50 03 

Balance Jane 30, 1901, 29,039 26 



942,367 n 913,367 93 

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APPENDIX C — SPECIAL REPORT. 



Special Repokt relative to the Cost op mancfao- 

TDRINQ AND DI8TBIBUTIKQ ElECTBIC LiGHT. 

In Boakd or Qab ihd Eliotuo Lioht CoMMisuoNBRa, 
BosTDH, Feb. 30, 1901. 

To tht Bouse of Sepresentative*. 

We httve the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Uie followiog 
order, and to Bnbmit oar reply thereto : — 

Ordered, That the Board of Gas and Electric Light CommissiODers be 
requested to report to the House of RepreseDtativea aa soon as possible 
the cost of maDnfacturing and distribaling electric light; and what, in 
their opinion, is a fair and reasonable price for consumers to ptty for ^le 



The order as passed presents peculiar difflcnlties in the waj of a 
dear and specific reply. As we understand it, it is general in its 
character, does not apply to any particular company or locality, 
and requests a statement of the cost per kilowatt boar, — the unit 
in common use. 

There is aecessarily a considerable Tariation in different com- 
panies nnder different coDditiona, Id the coet of both manufacture 
and distribution ; and there is no standard of cost in either of these 
departments which is applicable to companies generally. 

The cost of generating varies materially, according to whether 
water power orateam power is used. If the latter, the ^pe of steam 
plant in use, the cost of fuel and an ample water supply, the re- 
lation of the ordinary to the maximum demand, and the comparative 
ateadioesB of the daily station load, are important factors affecting 
the generating cost. 

Using the term " distribution," in its strictest sense, the variable 
factor of most importance affecting the cost is probably ttie relation 
of the volume of business to the area in which the electricity is 
supplied. If the term distribution be used in the wider sense, to 
include all the cost outside of the station, snch as management and 
taxes, the volume of tbe business, the value of the plant, and the 
relation of these two to each other, are important in determining 
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When the fair aad reasooable price to the consamer is to be 
determined, not only these variables applicable to the coat of pro- 
duction and distribntioD are to be considered, but tbe necessary 
chaises for snch depreciation as may not be provided otherwise, 
together with interest or dividends npon the investment. The last 
named is frequently of more importance than any of the others, 
and may vary more than the others, according to the relation of 
the volume of buaiaess to the investment. 

From data in the latest annual returns it appears that the cost at 
tbe station, or cost of manufacturing, varied during the year ending 
Jnne 30, 1900, in different companies from lees than two to more 
than seven cents per kilowatt hour; the cost of distribution, 
including management, from one to nearly six cents ; while the 
dividend cost varied yet more widely. 

These facts indicate the difficulty of applying to companies gen- 
erally any definite statement of costs, and the necessity for a careful 
analysis of local conditions before attempting to determine tbe fair 
and reasonable cost per unit of these items in any particular 
company. 

These suggestionB will, we trust, explain oor inability to reply 
to the inquiry aa specifically as we would wish, and as may have 
been expected when the order was passed. 

Respectfolly submitted, 

FORREST E. BARKER. 
MORRIS SCHAFF. 
OHAS. H. GIFFORD. 



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APPENDIX D. — HATEEHUL GAS LJGHT 
COMPAirr. 



OIRCtllT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. 

DUTBIOT or HABBAOBDSBm. 



Hatbhhili. Gas Light Cohfant v. Fobbbst E. Barkeb et al. 
Opinion of the Court. 

Lowell, J. This is & bili in eqaity broaght by a Massachusetts 
corporation agiunst the Massachosetta Gas Commissioa and the 
AttocDey-GeDeral ot the Commonwealth. It sets oat the statotes 
creating the commissioa and defining its functions, among which 
is that of fixing the price of gas under certain ciroamstancea. It 
Bets out, further, certain statuteB reqairiog the Attorney>General 
to proceed in the courts to enforce the orders thus made by the 
commission. It then sets out an order of the commission, made- 
in due form, fixing the price of gas to be furnished by the com- 
plainant, which price tbe bill alleges to be so low as not to cover 
the reasonable cost of manofactare, with proper allowance for de- 
preciation and a reasonable profit. The order of the commission 
is, therefore, alleged to be in violation of tbe provision of the 
fourteenth amendment of the federal ConstitnUon. The bUl then 
allies that the defendants are threatening, and are about to en- 
force, the order aforesud, by instituting proceedings against the 
complainant in the courts of Hassachusetts ; that the order will 
prevent tbe complainant from collecting, without litigation, from 
its customers more than the price established by the order of the 
commissioa ; that the order will lead to a mnltiplioity of suits, 
and will in other respects produce irreparable damage and iojury. 
The bill prays that the order of the commission be declared null 
and void, that tbe defendants be restrained from taking steps to 
enforce it, and for general relief. 

The defendants have demurred to the bill on two grounds : first, 
that this court is without jurisdiction, because tbe proceeding is in 
effect a suit against the State of Massachusetts, and so beyond the 
Jorisdictioa of this court, as limited by the eleventh amendment to 



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the federal Conatitation ; second, that the bill states no gcouad of 
relief in equity. 

1. It seems to be well established by a moltitnde of cases, both 
io the supreme court and in other federal oonrts, that a bill in 
eqaity, brought against State officials to restrain the enforcemeot 
of a statute passed or of an order made in contravention of the 
fourteenth ameudment of the federal Constitution, is not excluded 
from tbe jarisdiction of this court by the terms of the eleventh 
amendment. (Railroad Commission Cases, 116 U. S. 307; Rea- 
gan V. Farmer's Loan and Trust Co., 154 U. S. 362; Smyth v. 
Ames, 169 U. S. 466, 171 U. S. 361 ; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, 176 U. S. 167.) It is doubtful 
if this proposition would have been contested by the defendants, 
were it not for the case of Fitts v. McGhee, 172 U. S. 616. This 
court need not here determine the precise line of distinction i)etweeD 
Fitts ti. McGhee. and the other cases cited. Tbe former does not 
purport to overrule any of the latter, and is, indeed, prior to 
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R.R. Co. v. Tompkins. It is dis- 
tinguished from them in several conditions, none of which is found 
in the case at bar. These differences appear to be, first, that none 
of the defendants in Fitts ti. McGhee were charged by law with 
any special duty in connection with the act alleged to be uncon- 
stitutional ; in this case tbe defendants are charged with a special 
duty in connection with the order of the Railroad Commission. 
Again, in Fitts v. McGhee the decree sought enjoined State offi- 
cers from prosecuting indictments and criminal proceedings ; no 
such proceedings are sought to be enjoined in this case. I hold, 
therefore, that this court has jurisdiction, so far as the eleventh 
amendment is concerned. 

2. The grounds of equity jurisdiction set out are multiplicity of 
suits and irremediable injury. The suits which tbe bill alleges will 
he multiplied are those between the company and its consumers. 
These may be either suits brought by the company to collect gaa 
rates, or suits brought by the coneumera against the company to 
compel the company to supply gas at the rates Sxed by the order of 
tbe commission. These are not suits to be brought by parties to 
this bill, but that does not appear to be necessary in order that 
multiplicity of suits may furnish a basis for a bill in equity. 
(Smyth V. Ames, 169 U. S. 466, 517, 518.) The suits feared in 
this case, like many of those mentioned in Smyth v. Ames, would 
practically be disposed of by this bill in equity. Again, the 
supreme court has strongly intimated that a suit between a 
customer and a corporation is an undesirable method of determin- 
ing the constitutionality of regulations imposed by the State. The 



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evideDce npoD which must be rested Che jut^tnent of conatitation- 
alily or unconstitutionality is not introduced conveniently at the 
trial of an action at law to collect a gae bUl. Cttic^O Railway Co. 
V. Wellman, 143 U. S. 339, was a contest over the validity of an 
act of a State Legislatare fixing the rate to be charged by railroads 
for paesenger transportation. A passenger sought to buy a rail- 
road ticket at the rate fixed. The company refused to sell at that 
rate, and the passenger immediately brought an action for dam^es. 
The trial court held the law constitutional. In delivering the 
opinion of the supreme court, Mr. Justice Brewer said, at p^e 
343 : " Can it be, under these circumstances, that the court erred 
in peremptorily refusing to instruct the jury that an act fixing a 
maximum rate of two cents per mile is unconstitutional? Is the 
validity of a law of this nature dependent upon the opinion of two 
witnesses, however well qualified to testify? Must court and jury 
accept their opinions as a finality ? Must it be declared, as matter 
of law, that a reduction of rates necessarily diminishes income? 
May it not be poesible — indeed, does not all experience suggest 
the probability — that a reduction of rates will increase the amount 
of business, and therefore the earnings?" And again, referring 
to the suggestion made that the State authorities should be repre- 
sented in the trial of the case, Mr. Justice Brewer said, at page 
344; "We think there is much in the suggestion. The theory 
upon which, apparently, this snit was brought is, that parties have 
an appeal from the Legislature to the courts ; and that the latter 
are given an immediate and general supervision of the constitution- 
ality of the acts of the former. Such isnot true. Whenever, in 
pursuance of an honest and actual antagonistic assertion of rights 
by one individual i^ainst another, there is presented a question 
involving the validity of any act of any Legislature, State or 
federal, and the decision necessarily rests on the competency of 
the Legislature to so enact, the conrt must, in the exercise of its 
solemn dnties, determine whether the act be constitutional or not; 
hut such an exercise of power is the ultimate and supreme function 
of courts. It is legitimate only in the last resort, and as a neces- 
sity in the determination of real, earnest and vital controversy 
between individuals. It never was the thought that, by means of 
a friendly salt, a party beaten in the Legislatare could transfer to 
the courts an inquiry as to the constitutionality of the l^islative 
act." 

In Chicago Railway Co. v. Minnesota, 134 IT. S. 418, Mr. Jus- 
tice Miller said, in a concnrring opinion, at page 460: "That 
the proper, if not the only, mode of Jndicial relief against tiie 
tariff of rates established by the Legislature or by its commiBsion 



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ie by a bill in chancery assertiog its unreasODable character and its 
conflict with the Constitation of the United States, and asking 
a decree of court forbidding the corporation from exacting such 
fare aa excessive, or establishing its right to collect the rates as 
being within the limits of a jnst compensation for the service 
rendered." All the expressions Just quoted were approved in St. 
Louis & San Francisco Railway Co. v. Gill, 156 U. S. 649 ; and 
in that case, at page 666, Mr. Justice Shiras observed : " Some* 
times in acting on this subject the State Legislature have created 
commissions or boards of public works, witli power to establish 
rates for the transportation of passengers and freight ; and in such 
instances the course recommended by Mr. Justice Miller, already 
cited, may well be followed : that the remedy for a tariff alleged 
to be unreasonable should be sought in a. bill in equity or some 
equivalent proceeding, wherein the rights of the public as well as 
those of the company complaining can be protected." 

From these cases it appears that the supreme court considers 
a bill in equity the most appropriate method of determining a con- 
troversy like that presented in the case at har. The method has 
lieeu followed in many cases in the circuit court, which need not 
be cited here. The defendants urged in argument with consider- 
able force that the statutes of Massachusetts provide for the insti- 
tution by the Attorney-General of proceedings in equity to enforce 
the order of the Gas Commission. Id such proceedings the com- 
plainant could set np the unoonstitntionaiity of the order as fully 
as in this case, and the matter could be determined once for all. 
Were this statutory equitable proceeding the only one the com- 
plainant has reason to fear, the argument might perhaps prevail ; 
but, considering the possible law suits with its customers, as well 
as the intimations of the supreme court, above quoted, that a bill 
in equity by the corporation against the State officers is the proper 
method of testing the validity of an order fixing rates, I think this 
bill can be maintained. 

The bill further alleges, in an amendment, that the order will in 
other respects produce irreparable damage and injury. Doubtless 
the bill should have alleged in what this damage and injury would 
consist ; bnt, taking all the allegations of the bill blether, and 
assuming that knowledge of business affairs which judges are 
supposed to share with other ordinary men, I think it probable 
that a second ground of equitable jurisdiction is set np sufficiently, 
though somewhat meagrely. 

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APPENDIX E. — NEW LEGISLATION. 
Acts of 1901. 



[Cbaftbr BS.] 
Ak Act to authobize the Beterli Gas aitd Electric Compamt 

TO DO BUBINE88 IN CeBTAIK ToWHS. 

Be it enacUd, etc., as follows : 

Sechon 1. The Beverly Gab and Electric Company, located 
in Beverly, is hereby authorized, npou the approval of the board 
of gaa aod electric light commissioDers, to carry on the buBioess 
of furnishing electricity for light, beat or power in the towns of 
Manchester, Hamilton and Wenbam ; with all the rights, powers 
and privileges and subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth 
in all general laws now or hereafter in force applicable to such 
corporations. 

Sectiok 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [_.Ap- 
proved February 27, 1901. 



[Chaptbb B7.] 

An Act to actborize the Town of Fbabodt to furnish Eleo- 

TRicirr FOB LiOHT, Heat and Power to the Town of Ltnn- 

FIELD AMD ITS InHABTTANTS. 

B6 it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The town of Feabody may conatrnot and maintain 
in the town of Lynnfleld a plant for the distribution of electricity, 
to be manufactured at its central station in said Feabody, for the 
purpose of furnishing light, heat and power to the town of Lynn- 
field for mnoicipal use, and for the use of such of the inhabitants 
of the town of Lynnfield as may require and pay for the same. 

Section 2. The town of Feabody before constructing any part 
of its plant In the town of LynnBeld shall obtain from the board 
of selectmen of the town of Lynnfield a written location therefor, 
in accordance with existing laws governing a private person, firm 
or corporation engaged in the business of selling light, beat or 
power, and shall thereafter have and enjoy the same rights and 
franchises respecting such sale and distribution of light, heat and 



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power, and the eztension of its plant therefor, as a private per- 
son, firm or corporation would have, and shall be sabject to the 
same liniitaUona and obligations in the exercise of snch rights and 
franchises. 

Section 3. The town of Peabody shall furnish to the town of 
LjnnQeld for municipal use, and to the inhabitants thereof, light, 
heat and power, at such prices and upon such terms as may be 
agreed upon from time to time by the respective parties, subject 
however in case of disagreement as to such prices and terms to a 
right of appeal to the board of gas and electric light commis- 
sioners. l_jipproT}ed March 5, 1901. 



tCH»PTBE 139.] 
AK Act TO AFTBORIZB TBE NBWBtJBTPOBT G-AS AJID ELECTRIC COM- 
pany to extend its service to the towns of newb0rt and 
West Newbdey. 
Be it enacted, etc., an follows : 

Section 1. The Newburyport Gas and Electric Company is 
anthorized to extend its mains and pipes, erect poles and wires 
and furnish and sell illuminating gas and electricity in the towns 
of Newbnry and West Newbnry, for lighting, heating, cooliing, 
power and other uses for which gas is manufactured and electricity 
generated, subject to the restrictions and limitations contiuaed in 
sections seventy-five, seventy-six and seventy-seven of chapter 
one hundred and six of the Public Statutes, and of acts in amend- 
ment thereof, and to the general provisions of law regulating such 
corporations and their business. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its paaeage. [^- 
proved March 12, 1901. 



[Chapteb 181.] 
An Act bei-ativb to Wires and Electrical Appliances in the 

Cmr OF Sprinopield. 
Be it enacUd, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred is hereby amended by 
striking out the word "or", in the fifth line, and by inserting after 
the word "light", in the aixth line, the following words: — elec- 
tric motor and power, street railway power and feed, and all other, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 1. The city council of the 
city of Springfield may by ordinance designate some offlcer or offl- 



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cers of the city, who shall have ezclasive authority to cause to 
be removed from the streets of the city within the district herein- 
after prescribed, all telegraph, telephone, electric light, electric 
motor and power, street railway power and feed, and all other 
wires, cables or conductors, in or above said streets, and all poles 
and structares in said streets nsed for the support of the same, 
except such stractures, poles, wires, cables and conductors as are 
hereinafter excepted, and to cause all such wires, cables and con- 
ductors to be placed, maintained and operated in underground 
conduits. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter is hereby amended by 
striking oat the words " telegraph, telephone or electric light", in 
the twelfth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — such, 

— and by striking out the words " telegraph, telephone or electric 
light", in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth lines, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to 
that district of the city of Springfield which is bounded by a cir- 
cumference whose centre is Court square and whose radius is two 
miles in length from said centre. And said officer or offlcers, 
within thirty days after appointment, and in each January there- 
after until the work in the said district is completed, shall pre- 
scribe, giving public notice thereof in at least two daily newspapers 
in said city, by advertising therein twice a week for two weeks in 
succession, a part of said district, consisting of not lees than three 
nor more than five miles of streets, within which part all such 
wires, cables and condnctors, except ench as are hereinafter ex- 
cepted, shall, during that calendar year, be removed or placed 
Dndergronnd ; and said officer or officers shall canse the owners or 
users of such wires, cables and conductors, to remove or place 
them underground, and also to remove any poles or structures used 
in the streets to support such wires, cables or conductors, except 
when, in the judgment of said officer or officers, it is impracticable 
or inexpedient to remove such wires, cables, poles, conductors or 
structures ; it being the purpose and intent of this act ultimately 
to cause the removal from public streets, avenues and highways is 
said district of all wires, cables and conductors, except such as are 
hereinafter excepted. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter is hereby amended by 
striking out the words " telegraph, telephone or electric light ", in 
the third and fourth lines, and inserting in place thereof the word : 

— any, — so as to read as fcJlows : — Sedion 3. After a part of 
said district has been prescribed as aforesaid no person, firm or 
corporation shall place any poles or other structures for the sup- 
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specially excepted, in any street thereof, except temporarily, with 
the consent of said officer or officers, in the case of an emergency ; 
and if after the expiration of that caleodar year there shall remain 
in any such street any poles, structures, wires, cables or con- 
ductors which said officer or officers shall have ordered to be re- 
moved or placed underground, the said officers shall cause the 
same to be removed ; and the city may collect from the owners or 
DBers, by an action at law, any expense involved in such removal. 
Section 4. Section four of said chapter is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "conductors", in the fonrth line, the 
words ; — or to street railway trolley, guard or span wires, to poles 
or structures used exclusively for the support thereof, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 4. This act shall not apply to long 
distanoe telephone wires, or to posts for the support of lamps 
exclusively, or to poles used exclusively for local distribution 
from undergronnd wires, cables or conductors, or to street railway 
trolley, guard or span wires, to poles or structures used exclusively 
for the support thereof, or to poles and wires used for lighting the 
public streets and public buildings of the city of Springfield under 
existing contracts with said city, during the continuance of said 
contracts ; nor shall it revoke any rights already granted to any 
person, firm or corporation to place or maintain any conduits, 
pipes, wires, cables or conductors undergronnd; but any such 
conduits, pipes, wires, cables or conductors laid hereafter in pur- 
suance of any such grant shall be laid subject to the provisions of 
this act, so far as they are not inconsistent with the terms of such 
grant. For the purposes of this act no wire shall be deemed a 
long distance telephone wire which is not connected with some 
central telephone office in the city, and which does not extend 
twenty-five miles at least in a direct lino from the central office. 
[Appriyoed March 21, 1901. 



[CalFTES 222.) 
An Act relative to Intebest to be paid by Corforatiohs to 

THE COUHON WEALTH ON OVBECDUK TaxeS. 

Be il enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and ninety- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the words : — provided payment of 
such taxes is made before the commencement of any proceedings 
for the recovery thereof, but otherwise the rate of interest to be 
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taxes are paid, as prorided b; aecttoo flfty-four of chapter thirtoea 
of the Public Statutes, — bo as to read as follons: — Section 1. 
All corporations neglectiog to pay taxes assessed and certified to 
the treasurer by the tax commisBioner of the Commonwealth shall 
pay interest at the rate of six per cent per annum on the amount 
so certified, from the time when such taxes become due until they 
are paid, provided payment of such taxes is made before the com- 
mencement of any proceedings for the recovery thereof, but other- 
wise the rate of interest to be paid on such taxes shall be twelve 
per cent per annum nntil the taxes are paid, as provided by section 
fifty-four of chapter thirteen of the Public Statutes. 

Secpion 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, bat 
shall not affect any proceedings now pending. ^Approved April 
2, 1901. 

(CaAFTBK 228.] 

Am Act to authorize the East Boston Gtab Cohpant to hou> 
Real Estate, lay Pipes and furnish Gas m the Town of 

WlMTHROF. 

Be il enacled, etc., as followg : 

Section 1. The East Boston Gas Company is hereby author- 
ized to hold real estate, to extend its mains, to lay pipes and to 
maintain a gas bolder, in the town of Winlhrop, and to manufao- 
tare, fnmish and sell gas, gae stoves and other gae appliances in 
said town for lighting, heating, cooking, power and other uses for 
which gas is manufactured ; and is hereby granted the same rights, 
powers and privileges in said town of Winthrop which it now has 
in that part of the city of Boston called East Boston. 

Section 2. Said corporation is hereby further authorized to 
lay and maintain its gas pipes and such siphons and other struc- 
tores as are necessary to cover or carry the eame from said East 
Boston to and across and over the tide waters of Chelsea Creek in 
the town of Winthrop, subject to the provisions of chapter nine- 
teen of the Public Statutes. 

Section S. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [^Ap- 
proved AprU 2, 1901. 

[Chafteb 316.] 
Am Act to extend the Corfobate Powers of the Havebhux 

AND AUBBBDRT StREET RAILWAY COHPAHT. 

Be it enacled, etc., a» follows : 

Section 1. The Haverhill and Amesbnry Street Railway Com- 
pany, upon obtaining the right so to do from the board of alder- 



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mea of a city or aelectmeo of a towD, in the manner provided for 
the grant of locations for extensions of its railway, may use for 
attaching and maintaining its overhead wire eyetem in each city or 
town any poles, with the assent of the owners thereof, located in 
a street or highway of such city or town, and shall, subject to the 
teems of any agreement w!tb the owner of the poles, have and 
enjoy the same rights and be subject to the same liabilities in rela- 
tion to such poles as pertain to poles erected and maintained by 
said company for its own use as a part of its railway ; and said 
company may from time to time grant rights to other persons and 
companies to attach to and maintain upon its poles any wires of 
such other persons and companies as are lawfully entitled to erect 
and maintain poles for their own purposes in the streets and high- 
ways of such city or town ; and all such persons and companies 
are hereby authorized to make agreements with said company for 
the use of their poles by said company or of said company's poles 
by them ; and any attachments to poles of other persons hereto* 
fore made by said company and by such other persons to poles of 
said company with its consent are, subject to the terms of any 
agreements with the owners thereof, hereby ratiSed and confirmed. 

Section 2. Said company may, for all purposes necessary or 
incident to the construction, maintenance and operation of an 
electric street railway, generate, manufacture, use and transmit 
electricity in any oity or town wherein it is now or may hereafter 
be entitled to operate a street railway, and for that purpose may 
erect and maintain poles, trolley, feed and stay wires and other 
devices for conducting electricity in, over and under any streets, 
highways, bridges and town ways in any city or town wherein it 
has been or may be authorized by the board of aldermen or select- 
men to operate its railway, and upon and over any private land 
with the consent of the owners thereof, and may sell to or purchase 
from any other street railway company incorporated under the laws 
of tills Commonwealth or of the state of New Hampshire, elec- 
tricity for all the purposes aforesaid ; bat said company shall not 
generate, manufacture, use, transmit, purchase or sell electricity 
for light, beat or power, except for street railway parpoees. All 
locations and rights heretofore granted to said Haverhill and 
Amesbury Street Railway Company, or to any corporation the 
franchise and property of which it may have acquired under 
authority of law, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and shall be 
deemed and taken to have been duly granted under authority of 
law. 

Sbction 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [_Ap- 
proved April 24, 1901. 



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[CUAFTIB 3170 

Ak Act to extekd the Coepoiute Powers of the Lawrence 

AMD Methdbn Street Railway Cohpant. 
Be it enacted, etc., as fallows i , 

Section 1. Tbe Lawrence sdcI Uethuen Street Railway Com< 
paDj, upon obtaiuiDg the right so to do from the board of alder- 
men of a city or the selectmen of a town, in the manner provided 
for tbe granting of locations for extensions of its railway, may use 
for attaching and maintaining its overhead wire system in such 
city or town any poles, with the assent of the owners thereof, 
located in a street or highway of such city or town, and shall, sub- 
ject to tbe terms of any agreement with the owner of the poles, 
have and enjoy the same rights and be subject to tbe same liabili- 
ties in relation to such poles as pertain to poles erected and main- 
tained by said company for its own nse as a part of its railway ; 
and said company may from time to time grant rights to other 
persons and companies to attach to and maintain upon its poles 
any wires of such other persons and companies as are lawfully 
entitled to erect and maintain poles for their own purposes in the 
streets and highways of such city or town ; and all such persons 
and companies are hereby authorized to make agreements with said 
company for the use of their poles by said company or of said 
company's poles by them ; and any attachments to poles of other 
persons heretofore made by said company and by such other per- 
sons to poles of said company with its consent are, subject to the 
terms of any agreements with the owners thereof, hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

Section 2. Said company may, for all purposes necessary or 
incident to the construction, maintenance and operation of an elec- 
tric street railway, generate, manufacture, use and transmit elec- 
tricity in any city or town wherein it is now or may hereafter be 
entitled to operate a street railway, and for that purpose may erect 
and maintain poles, trolley, feed and stay wires and Other devices 
for conducting electricity in, over and under any streets, highways, 
bridges and town ways in any city or town wherein it has been or 
may be authorized by tbe board of aldermen or selectmen tooperate 
its railway, and upon and orer any private land with the consent 
of the owners thereof, and may sell to or purchase from any other 
street railway company Incorporated under the laws of this Com- 
monwealth or of tbe state of New Hampshire, electricity for all 
purposes aforesaid ; but said company shall not generate, manu- 
facture, nse, transmit, purchase or sell electricity for light, heat or 
power, except for street railway purposes. 



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Section 3. Said company may act as a commoa carrier of 
baggage and small parcels of merchaDdise : provided, however, that 
it shall Dot so act in any city or town until authorized so to do by 
the board of aldermen of the city or the selectmen of the town ; 
and provided, farther, that said company shall be subject to such 
by-laws and regulations as may from time to time be made by such 
city or town ; and shall also be subject to the proviaione of chapter 
seventy-three of the Public Statutes and of all other laws relating 
to common carriers. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upou its passage. [^Ap- 
proved April 24, 1901. 

[Chapter 318.] 
An Act to extend the Corporate Powers of the Havekhill 

AND Southern New Hamfsbire Steeet Railway Company, 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The Haverhill and Southern New Hampshire Street 
Railway Company, apon obtaining the right so to do from the 
board of aldermen of a city or the selectmen of a town, in the 
manner provided for the grant of locations for extensions of its 
railway, may use for attaching and maintaining its overhead wire 
system in such city or town any poles, with the assent of the 
owners thereof, located in a street or highway of such city or town, 
and shall, subject to the terms of any agreement with the owners 
of the poles, have and enjoy the same rights and be subject to the 
same liabilities in relation to such poles as pertain to poles erected 
and maintained by said company for its own use as a part of ite 
railway ; and said company may from time to time grant rights to 
other persons and companies to attach to and maintain upon its 
poles any wires of such other persons and companies as are law- 
fully entitled to erect and maintain poles for their own purposes 
in the streets and highways of such city or town ; and all such 
persons and companies are hereby authorized to make agreements 
with said company for the use of their poles by said company or 
of said company's poles by them ; and any attachments to poles 
of other persons heretofore made by said company, and by such 
other persons to poles of said company with its consent are, sub- 
ject to the terms of any agreements with the owners thereof, 
hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Section 2. Said company may, for all purposes necessary or 
incident to the construction, maintenance and operation of an elec- 
tric street railway, generate, manufacture, use and transmit elec- 
tricity in any city or town wherein it is now or may hereafter be 
entitled to operate a street railway, and for that purpose may erect 

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and maintain poles, trolley, feed and stay wires and other devices 
for condncting electricity in, over and under any streets, highways, 
bridges and town ways in any city or town wherein it has been or 
may be authorized by the board of aldermen or selectmen to 
operate its railway, and upon and over any private land with the 
consent of the owners thereof, and may sell to or purchase from 
any other street railway company incorporated under the laws of 
this Commonwealth or of the state of New Hampshire, electricity 
for all purposes aforesaid ; but said company shall not generate, 
manufacture, use, transmit, purchase or sell electricity for light, 
heat or power, except for street railway purposes. 

Section S. Said company may act as a common carrier of 
baggage and small parcels of merchandise : provided, however, 
that it shall not bo act in any city or town until anthorized so to 
do by the board of aldermen of the city or the selectmen of the 
town; and provided, further, that said company shall be subject 
to such by-laws and regulations as may from time to time be made 
by such city or town ; and shall also be subject to the provisions 
of chapter seventy-three of the Public Statutes and of all other 
laws relating to common carriers. 

Secfion 4. This act shall take etFect upon its passive. [_Ap- 
proved April 24, 1901. 

[CHiPTEtt 383.] 

An Act relative to Eestrictions upon the Erection of Elec- 
tric LioHT Wires. 
Be il enacted, elc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Section three of chapter three hundred and eighty- 
two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as 
amended by section one of chapter two hundred and seveoty-four 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the word " and ", after the word 
" manufacture", in the second line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — or, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. In any 
city or town in which a company is engaged in the manufacture 
or sale of electric light, no other person, firm or corporation shall 
lay, erect, maintain or use, over or under the streets, laues and 
highways of such city or town, any wires for use in conveying 
electricity for lighting, without the consent of the mayor and 
aldermen of such city, or selectmen of such town, after a public 
bearing and notice to all parties interested. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. {_Ap- 
proved May 16, 1901. 



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[Chaptbk 423.] 
Ah Act bblative to the Sale of Coke, Charcoal ahd Coal. 
Be it entteted, etc., as follows : 

Sectioh 1. Coke in quantities of less than one hundred pounds, 
and charcoal in any quantities, eball be sold onlj by baskets or 
in bage, and when sold by baskets shall be kept until delivered in 
the same baskets in which the goods are measured. Coke sold in 
qnantitiei of one hundred pounds or more shall be sold only by 
baskets or by weight. Coal sold in quantities of one hundred 
pounds or more shall be sold only by weight. 

Section 2. Every basket used in selling coke or charcoal shall 
be of the capacity of two bushels, of one bushel, or of one half 
bushel, Massachusetts standard dry measure ; shall be sealed, and 
its capacity plainly marked thereon by a sealer of weights and 
measures of the city or town in which the person using the same 
resides or does business, and shall be filled level full. Every bag 
of coke or charcoal sold or offered for sale shall contain and shall 
be sold as containing one half bushel, dry measure, standard 
aforesaid, of said goods, and shall be plainly marked with the 
name of the person who puts up the same, and the words in 
capital letters, each at least one inch in height, — one half 

BOSHEL. 

Section 3. Every person selling coke or coal by weight shall 
without cost to the purchaser cause the goods to be weighed by a 
sworn weigher of the city or town in which they are sold, and 
shall cause a certificate stating the name and place of business of 
the seller, the name of the person taking charge of the goods after 
the weighing, as given to the weigher on his request, and the 
quantity of the goods, to be s^ed by the weigher ; which certifi- 
cate shall be given to the said person and shall by him be given 
only to the owner of the goods or his agent when he unloads the 
same; and every such person, owner or agent shall, on request 
and without charge therefor, permit any sealer of weights and 
measures of any city or town to examine the certificate and to 
make a copy thereof. 

Section 4. Any sealer of weights and measures of any city or 
town in which any quantity of coke, cbarcoat or coal for delivery 
is found may, in his discretion, direct the person in charge of the 
goods to convey the same without delay or charge to scales desig- 
nated by such sealer, who shall there determine the quantity of 
the goods, and, if they are not in baskets or bags, shall determine 
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ried, and shall direct said pei-eon to return to such scales forth- 
with after UDloading the goods ; and upon ench return the sealer 
shall weigh the vehicle. 

Section 5. Every sealer of weights and measures of a city or 
town and every sworn weigher shall keep in a book used by him 
solely for that purpose a record of all baskets sealed by him as 
aforesaid, and of all weighings and determinations of quantities of 
coke, charcoal or coal made by him as aforesaid, which record 
shall be made at the time of measuring or weighing, and shall state 
the day and hour of the measuring or weighing, the name and 
place of business of the seller of the goods, the name of the owner 
of the baskets or of the purchaser of the goods as given to him on 
his request by the person taking charge of the baskets or goods 
after weighing or measuring, the capacity of the baskets measured 
or quantity of goods determined, and the name of said person, 
and, in the case of a re-weighing as aforesaid, shall state the weight 
as given in the certificate and as determined by him. No charge 
shall be made by any such sealer for anything done under authority 
of this act. 

Section 6. Whoever violates any provision of this act or fails 
to comply with any request for information or direction made under 
authority of this act, or gives a false answer to any such request, 
shall for each offence be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty 
dollars ; and whoever shall be guilty of any fraud or deceit in re- 
lation to the weighing, selling or delivering of coke, charcoal or 
coal, shall for each offence be punished by a fine not exceeding 
one hundred dollars. 

Section 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. [^Approved May 23, 1901. 



[Chapter 427-1 
An Act to provide fok the Abateuent of the Smoke Nuisance. 
Be it enacted, etc, as follows : 

Section 1. The emission into the open air of dark smoke or 
dense gray smoke for more than five minutes continuously, or the 
emission of such smoke during twelve per cent of any cootinuous 
period of twelve hours, within a quarter of a mile of any dwelling, 
except under a permit granted as herein provided, is hereby de- 
clared a nuisance. 

Section 2. Whoever commits such nuisance or suffers the same 
to be committed on any premises owned or occupied by him, or in 
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a fioe of not more than one hundred dollars for each week during 
any part of which sach auiBance exista. 

Section 3, The mayor of any city or the selectmen of any town 
may, in January of each year, designate some proper person or 
persons who shall be charged with the enforcement of this law 
during the year in which they are appointed ; but such designation 
shall be subject to change at any time. 

Seotioh 4. Any officer so designated may apply to the supreme 
judicial court, or to the superior court, or to any jastjce thereof, 
for an injunction to restrain the further operation of any furnace, 
steam boiler or boilers which are being operated in such a manner 
as to create a nuisance as herein defined ; and Baid court or justice 
may after hearing the parties enjoin the further operation of any 
such furnace, boiler or boilers. 

Section 5. Permits for the prodnction and emissioti of smoke 
in the manner described in section one may be granted annually 
by the mayor and alderineu of cities or the selectmen of towns to 
persons duly applying for the same. Every such permit shall be 
signed by the mayor or by a majority of the board of selectmen 
and by the city or town cleric, and shall be recorded in the office 
of said clerk. Such permit shall name the person, firm or corpora- 
tion to whom it is granted, and shall definitely and clearly describe 
the location and limits of the premises to which it applies, and 
shall remain in force until the first day of May next ensuing, unless 
sooner forfeited or rendered void. 

Section 6. Notice of all applications for such permits shall be 
published at the expense of the applicant in the manner prescribed 
* by section six of chapter one hundred of the Public Statutes 
relative to applications for liquor licenses. 

Section 7. If before the expiration of the ten days following 
the publication of the notice, as required by the preceding section, 
the owner of any dwelling within ^ quarter of a mile of the 
premises described therein gives written notice to the board having 
authority to grant the permit, that he objects to the granting of 
the permit, no permit shall be granted, unless said board, after 
a public hearing of the persons interested, shall decide that no 
just ground for objection exists, or that the public good requires 
the granting of such permit ; but the granting of a permit shall 
not prejudice any right of damages whicli any person may have 
under the laws of the Commonwealth against the person or persons 
receiving the permit. In case a permit is granted after objection 
is filed, and without a hearing as aforesaid, or without proper 
advertisement as herein provided, the owner of any such dwelling 
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trial justice witbia whose jariBdiction the premieee ore eitaated, 
for B. hearing in the caae ; and eaid court or trial justice, if it 
appears that said permit was granted without complianoe with the 
provisions of this act, shall revoke the permit, and notice of each 
revocation shall be sent to the board granting the permit and to 
the person receiving the permit. 

Section 8. The board granting the permit may establish fees 
for the issue of permits under this act, not exceeding one dollar 
each, to be paid to the treasurer of the municipality. 

Section 9. This act shall not apply to the emission of smoke 
by locomotive engines or by brick kilns. 

SECnoN 10. This act shall take effect in any city when accepted 
by a majority vote of the city council of the city, and in any town 
when accepted by a majority of the voters of the town voting 
thereon at an annual town meeting. [^Approved Afdy 23, 1901. 



[cuapter 4s2.] 
An Act to acthorize the Boston Electric Light Comfant to 

DISPOSE OF its PrOPEKTY AND FRANCHISE TO THE EdISON 

Electric Illuminating Company of Boston. 
Be it enacted, etc., asfoV/ma: 

Section 1. The Boston Electric Light Company is hereby 
authorized upon a vote of its stockholders at a meeting legally 
called for that purpose, to sell, assign, transfer and convey its 
property, locations, contracts, rights, licenses, privileges and 
franchises to the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston,' 
which is hereby authorized, upon a vote of its stockholders at a 
meeting legally called for that purpose, to purchase the same ; and 
upon such sale, assignment, transfer and conveyance, the said 
property, locations, contracts, righlsi licenses, privileges and 
franchises shall be held and enjoyed by the said Edison Electric 
Illuminating Company of Boston, in as full and complete a manner 
as tlie same are now held and enjoyed by the said Boston Electric 
Light Company. 

Section 2. If the Boston Electric Light Company shall vote to 
sell and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston shall 
vote to purchase the said property, locations, contracts, rights, 
licenses, privileges and franchises, the said Edison Electric Illn- 
minating Company shall have authority, for the sole purpose of 
effecting such purchase and transfer, to increase its capital stock 
by such an amount as may be required therefor, not exceeding an 



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auiouDt equal to the amount of the capital stock of the Boston 
Electric Light Company now outstanding, and to exchange the 
shares of such increase or any part thereof for shares of the capital 
stock of the Boston Electric Light Company, upon such terms and 
couditioDS as shall have been agreed to by the two corporations 
voting as aforesaid, and as may be approved by the board of gas 
and electric light commissioners: provided, hoivever, that the said 
Edison Electric Illnminating Company shall, upon the transfer and 
conveyance to it as above named, assume and be responsible for 
all debts and liabilities of the Boston Electric Light Company. 
The number of new shares of the said Edison company issued at 
any time for the purposes of this act shall not exceed the number 
of shares of the said Boston company purchased, and any shares of 
stock so issued by the said Edison company which may prove not 
to tie required in effecting said purchase shall be cancelled, under 
the supervision of the board of gas and electric light commission ers. 
Section 3. Every stockholder of the selling corporation shall 
be deemed to assent to the purchase authorized by this act, unless 
within thirty days after the date of the meeting of the selling cor- 
poration hereby authorized, he shall file with the clerk of the seller 
a writing declaring hia dissent therefrom and stating the number 
of shares held by him and the number or numbers of the certificate 
or certificates evidencing the same i provided, however, that, as 
against any stockholder legally incapacitated from acting for him- 
self and having no legal guardian, said period of thirty days shall 
not begin to run until the removal of such incapacity by the ap- 
pointment of a legal guardian or otherwise. The shares of any 
stockholder dissenting as above specified shall be acquired by and 
the certificate therefor delivered to the seller, and shall be valued, 
as hereinafter provided, and the value thereof shall.be paid or 
tendered or deposited to or for account of such stockholder in the 
manner following : — Within thirty days after the filing of any 
stockholder's dissent, as above provided, the seller shall file its 
petition in the supreme judicial conrt sitting within and for the 
county of Suffolk, setting forth the material facts and praying that 
the value of such dissenting stockholder's shares may be deter- 
mined. Thereupon, after such notice to all parties concerned as 
it may deem proper, said court shall pass an order requiring such 
dissenting stockholder's certificate or certificates of stock duly en- 
dorsed to be deposited with the clerk of said court, and shall 
appoint three commissioners to ascertain and report the value of 
such dissenting stockholder's shares. Such report shall be made 
to the conrt as soon as practicable, and, after due notice to the 



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parties in interest, shall be accepted by the court, anless before 
such acceptance either of the parties to said proceedings aball claim 
a trial by jury, in which case the court shall order the question of 
the value of the shares to be tried and determined by a jury in the 
same manner as other civil cases are tried in that court. The said 
commissioners' report or such verdict, wheo accepted by the court, 
shall be final and conclusive as to the value of such dissenting 
stockholder's shares, and the amount so ascertained as such value 
shall at once be paid or tendered to such stockholder ; or, if such 
payment or tender is impracticable, the money shall be paid into 
court. Upon such payment or tender or deposit the shares of such 
dissenting stockholder and the certificate or certificates thereof 
shall be transferred to and become the property of the selling cor- 
poration, whose right and title thereto may be enforced by the 
court by any appropriate order or process. Exceptions may be 
taken to any ruling or order by said court, to be heard and deter- 
mined by the full conrt aa in other civil cases. The court may 
make all such orders for the enforcement of the rights of any party 
to the proceedings, for the consolidation of two or more petitions 
and their reference to the same commissioners, for the consolida- 
tion of claims for a trial by jnry, for the deposit of money in court, 
and for the payment of interest upon the value of the stockholder's 
shares as determined, and the payment of costs by one party to 
the other, as justice and the speedy settlement of the matters in 
controversy may require. 

Section 4. Any stock of the selling corporation received by 
the purchasing corporation as part of the transaction hereby au- 
thorized shall become the property of the purchasing corporation. 
Such stock shall not be sold, assigned, transferred or conveyed in 
whole or in part by the purchasing corporation, but sball be held 
by it to its use, and whenever all the property, locations, contracts, 
rights, licenses, privileges and franchises of the Boston Electric 
Light Company shall have been transferred to and vested in the 
Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston, as aforesaid, 
and the indebtedness of the Boston Electric Light Company paid, 
the Boston Electric Light Company shall be dissolved in the man- 
ner provided by law upon the petition of either the Boston Electric 
Light Company, the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of 
Boston, or the board of gas and electric light commissioners. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. {_Ap- 
proved June 5, 1901. 



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[Cqaftbb 170.] 
Am Act to acthorize Cbbtaim CoitPORA-noKa to RECErvs Db- 

POBITS TO 3ECUR11 FdTUBE OR CONTINGENT InDBBTEDNESS, AND 
TO BXQDIKE THE PaTUBNT OP InTEBBST DPON SDCH DEPOSITS. 

Be U enacted^ etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Whenever &ay corporatioD having a franchise in 
and the nse of the public streets of any city or town for the supply 
and distribution of gas, water, electric light or power, or for the 
maintenance of communication by wire or otherwise, shall hold for 
a longer period than six months money collected in advance fromL,. 
its customers to gnarantee such corporation against loss of charges 
or tolls, the corporation shall pay npon said guaranty fund interest 
at the rate of fonr per cent per annum to the depositors thereof, ~ 
such interest to be payable annnally, and the amount to be allowed 
toward the payment of charges and tolls by said depositors. 

Section 2. The treasurers of such corporations when making 
the annnal returns required by chapter one hundred and sis of the 
Public Statutes, and acts in amendment thereof, shall include 
therein a true statement of all moneys and of the value of any 
collateral so held as guarantees for the payment of charges or tolls, 
specifying the amount so deposited by the inhabitants of every city 
or town from which deposits are obtained. 

Section 3. In case of failure or neglect to make due and 
proper return as provided in section two hereof, or of failure, 
neglect or refusal to pay interest as provided in section one hereof, 
the offending corporation shall be fined not less than one hundred 
dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each offence. \_Ap- 
proved June 6, 1901. 

[CuKvn.'a 497-] ' 

An Act to provide for the Inspeotiok op Elbotbic Metebs. 
Be U enacted, etc., asfolUms : 

Section 1 . Any customer of an electric lighting company or 
any such company may apply to the board of gas and electric light 
commissioners for ao examination and test of any meter in use 
upon a onstomer's premises. Upon such application the board 
shall forthwith cause to be made hy some competent and disinter- 
ested person Such examination and teat of said meter, if any, as in 
the judgment of the board is practicable and reasonable, and shall 
furnish to such company and to such customer a certificate of the 
resnlt and expense thereof. If upon such examination it appears 
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company to correct or remove such meter and to Bobstitate a cor- 
rect meter therefor. All fees for examinations and tests shall in 
the first instance be paid by the person or company making appli- 
cation therefor ; bnt if the examination or test is made at the re- 
quest of a customer and the meter is fonnd to be incorrect because 
too fast the company shall pay such fees to the board, to be repaid 
by it to the petitioner. A meter shall be deemed correct for the 
purpose of this act if it appears from snch examination or test that 
'. it does not vary more than five per cent from the standard ap- 
proved by the board. 

Section 2. The person designated to make such inspection 
may at any reasonable time enter npou any premises where the 
meter to be inspected is placed, for the purpose of making the in- 
spection. He shall receive such compensation for his services as 
the board may determine, together with his necessary travelling and 
other expenses, to be audited by the board and paid from the 
treasury of the Commonwealth ; but the total amount of compen- 
sation and expenses shall not exceed the sum of three thousand 
dollars in any year; and if the total amount of snch compensation 
and expenses shall in any year be in excess of the fees received 
for the examinations and tests provided for by this act, such 
excess shall be assessed and recovered from the electric light com- 
panies in the manner now provided for the assessment and recovery 
of the other expenses of the board. All moneys received for fees 
for examinations and tests shall be paid into the treasury of the 
Commonwealth by the board quarterly on the first Mondays of 
January, April, July and October of each year. 

Section 8. The board may establish snch rules and regulations, 
fix such standards, prescribe such fees, and employ snch means 
and methods in, and in connection with, the examination and test- 
ing of electric meters authorized by this act as in the judgment of 
the board shall be most practicable, expedient and economical. 
The board may purchase such materials, apparatus and standard 
measuring instruments for such examination and testing as it ma; 
deem necessary. 

SBtTTioN 4. In this act the word " company " shall include 
every person, partnership, association, corporation and munici- 
pality engaged in the sale of incandescent electric light or elety 
trictty for incandescent lighting, and the word " board " wherever 
used shall mean the board of gas and electric light commissioners. 

Section 6. This act, excepting section two, shall take effect 
upon its passage. Section two shall take effect on the first day of 
July in the year nineteen hundred and one. [^Approved June 13, 
1901. 



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[CQAmB 499.] 
An Act rblativk to the Ankcal Expemditures op the Board 

of gras and electric lloht cohuissionebs. 
Be it enacted, etc., anfoliowa : 

SBcnoti 1. The board of gas and electric light commiBsionerB 
may expend a sum not exceediag three thousaod dollars aDDually, 
in proGuriDg statiatics, books and stationery, and for other neces- 
sary incidental expenses. They may also expend a sum not 
exceeding forty-one hundred dollars annually for clerical assist- 
ance. The amounts expended under this section shall be assessed 
and collected in the manner provided by Ian for the assessment 
and collection of the other expenses of the board. 

SEcnoN 2. Section one of chapter three hundred and sixty-five 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby 
repealed. 

Seciioh S. This act shall take efTect upon its passage. \_Ap- 
proaed June 13, 1901. 



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INDEX. 



Accidenti, electric, 108 

" g", 96 

Acconnta and retartii of mnnldpal plinu 78 

Acet^leae gas, tntrodaction of 7 

Aggragstea, balance sheett, electric llgbt compaDles, 16S 

" " " gu compenles, 118 

" " " mnnldpaliliei 82 

" expeiueg, electric light companiee 116, 107 

" " gu companlea, U7 

•' " mt»ilcipaliUe» SO, 81 

" i«celpti, electric Ilf(bt compantet, 106 



" " muDidpalitiet 80,81 

Andover, gae sapplj in 6 

Arc lamps, number of, 170 

ABBBBied Talnea, electric ligbtplanM ISO, IS9 

" " gaa plftDta IIB 

AtbolOasand Electric Companr, petition of, tor approval of an iaaae of stock 

and tiondi, 40 

Attleboiottgb Steam and Slectric Compan?, petition of, for approral of an 

isnie of new itocb, 46 

ATorage price of all gat sold, ISl 

" " " gai sold bj meter 121, 128 

Ajar, electric llgbt anpplj in, 4 

Afei Electric Ugbt Companjr, petition of, foi approTal of an iisne of ito^ 

and bonds, OS ' 

Balance sheets, companies Hi 

" " mnnlcipalltles cxW 

Belmont, mnnldpal ownership in 69 

Beverif Oas and Electric Compan?, npply of electridt7 to Wenbam bj, . 4 

Bllierica, electric sapplj* in, 4 

Billerica Electric Company, petltlan of, for approTalofanlssaeof new slock, 04 

BircbamBendFowerCompanr ^ 

" " " " petition of, fbr approral of an iBsne of new 

slock, 39 

Bonds, approval of new lasnes of 32 

Boston Bdison Electric Ulnminatlng Company, petition of, for tfae appronl of 

a new issue of stock 69 

Boston electric lighting companies, consolidation of B 

Boston gas companies, mntnal trading bj, 7, 1S2 

Boston Qbb Light Compan?, pnrcliaseB from Masaachnsetts Pipe Line Qas 

Company 7, 133 

Brockton, Edison Electric Illnmlnating Company of, petition of, for approval 

of new stock 41 

Cambridge Electric Light Company, petition of, for approval of new stock, • 66 

Candle-power, gas companies 124 



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Cttpit*), «1«ctric Ugbt compiDiea, t03 

113 

per mile Of m^D, 130 

'• " " " thonsftnd feet sold 134 

CapiULl slock, &pproTBl of new, 32 

CubouB uwd, 166 

Cuet pending 2IL 

Cbuleatown Oaa and Electric Compuiy, pnrcbaue fKim HuBBchnBetta Hpe 

Line Ou Companj, . . . 7, 132 
" " " " " pnrcbwes from Edison Ehctilc HIq- 

mlnaUng Compaa; <rf Boeton, . 1 
Chelaea Oaa Utcbt Compan;, pnrcbaieB from Haaeachnntta Pipe Line Gaa 

Coapany 7 

Chlcopee, manldpal ownerahlp in, 69 

Citizens' Gas Light Companj o( Qainc]', petlUon of mayor and olbera agalast, 36 

Coal, carbonized 138 

" ased, electric llgbt companies 166 

" per cent, of coet of, from reitdnals 13B 

Commercial arc lights, nnmber 172 

" Incandescent lights, nnmber, 172 

" electric llghto, prices, 188 

Concord, mnnldpal ownership In, 69 

Consnmers, nnmber of, per mile of main, gas companies, 136 

Corporate names, electric light companies, IfiS 

■■ " gas companies 113 

Cnstomers, nnmber ot electric, 172 

Dally OD^nt of gas, greatest and least, 1S3 

DanTers, mnnldpal ovaerahlp In 69 

Dedham and Hyde Park Oas Light Company, pnrchnses from Uaasachnsetta 

Pipe Une Qaa Company 132 

Dividends, electric light companies 160 

" gaa companies 1^ 

Dorcbeater Om Light Company, petition of, tor approval of a new issne of 

stock 61 

" " '* " pnrchasea from other companies, ... 7 

Dynamo capacity, 162 

Bast Boston Gas Company, petition of consumers against 10 

Electric Hght, IKt 

total dynamo capadij, 162 

companies, list of, 16S 

•• iMUers 162 

" dynamos, . 162 

" engines 162 

" power generators 162 

" " " water power capadty, 162 

Electric Hannfactnring Company of Boston, S 

Electric meter testing 8 

Electric works, not owned by c(»poratioDS 1S4 

Enridiers, 138, 140 

Everett, mantclpal ownership In 70 

Framingbam Gas Fnel and Power Company, petition of, tor tbe approval of a 

new Isane of bonds 01 

Qm companies 113 

<■ '■ supplying electric light llfi 

Gaa, price of 124 

" qnanHlies made 129 



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Gh, qnaiitlHM »old by meter I2B 

" " lold to pabllc lamps 139 



" " used at works and offlcsc 139 

" " »oid per conanmar IS8 

'* " " " mile of main 13S 

" " " " meter light, 186 

" " anaccoimtsd tor per mtle ofmaio, 136 

" galea between comp&mes, 132 

" etoves in ok 149 

" total aalet 134 

" works not owned bj gas companiet 116 

Oloncester Gae Ligbt Company, petlUon of, for approTal of an iitue of new 

stock 06 

'* " " " petition of mayor agafnst, .... 30 

OrattOD Electric Company, paichase of conent by, 4 

Haverhill Gas UghtCompany, snit against tbe board, .... 6, clxvi 

" Electric Company, petlllon of, t(^ approTal of an IsHue of bonds. ■ 38 

Hingbam, mnnldpal ownership in, 70 

Holyoke, mnnldpal ownerabip In 70 

Hudson, mnnidpal ownersbip in 71 

Hull, mnniclpal ownership in 71 

Hyde Park Electric Light Company, petition of, fbr approral ot an iseae of 

new stock and bonds, 4S 

ImpnriUei In gaa, excess of, ISl 

Increase In gas sales, per cent 131 

Indian Orchard Company, 4 

laspectionB ot gas, general figures from, 1S2 

Ipswich, mnnldpal ownership In, 71 

Lamps, arc, 170 

'■ incandescent commercial, 172 

" public electric ISO 

" public gas, ISO 

Lawrence Gas Company, supply of gas in Andover, 6 

Lee Electric Company, petitions of, (or the appioial of new etock and bonds, fi2 

Legialation of the year 1901 clxx 

Localities supplied, electric light companies 1S8 

" " gaa companies 113 

Lowell Gae Light Company, petition of, for approval of new stock, ... 37 

Lowell, mnnldpal ownership In, 71 

Mains, gas comiwaiee 112 

Hansfleld, mnnldpal ownership in, 72 

Marbl^ead, mnnldpal ownership in 72 

Marion, Mass., acetylene gas supply in, 7 

Massachusetts Pipe Line Oas Company, 7, 132 

Materials nsed, coal gas, 138 



Meters, electric, testing of, 8 

Meters, gas 146 

Hlddleborongh, mnnldpal ownership in, 72 

Mile of main, gas sold, etc., per 136 

HlUord Electric Ligbt and Power Company, pnrchate of current by, . . 4 

Motors in nse, electric 170 

Mnnldpal ownership 02 

" " tabular history ot 64 



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HDDlcip&l planti, retnmi of, 78, exlr 

aggngkte baluoe ihMt of, tX 

iMluiee sbeett of, exlr 

commwcial lifhta and cnitomera tor lame In, ... 86 

data coneerning tboia tor gu only 92 

date wben InitineH ma bagnn in each place, ... 79 

deacripUDn of street tights and tbclr op^ation, ... 90 

taUmateofetutofitreetligbtaln 91 

total d;iuimo capadtj, 83 

lilt of, 79 

boilen 83 

engines 83 

inalerlala nsed in, . . . ^ 85, 93 

conibnctlon of, ontalde of woikt 84, 9i 

popalatlon of dtlei and towns having 7B 

prices tor commeidal alectrlc ligbtt In 37 

proBt and toss accounts ol, czIt 

rtceipta and expenses of 80, 81 , exlv 

Btslion equipment of, . S3 

tax rate in towns owning 79 

total inTestment in, 79 

Taloation of propert7 in towns tuivlng, 79 

Hnnidpal ilatiBtict 7S 

Needbam, nnnldpal ownership In 73 

NewbniypOTt, municipal ownenklp in 73 

Mew compaQlea Incorporated dnilng ttie jear, 3 

Newton and Walertown Oaa Ligbt Compan}', petition of, for the approrai of 

an tssneornewslot^, . . 58 
•' " " " " " petitions of mayor and consum- 
ers against, .... 17 
Norfolk Electric Ligiil and Power Compan;, petition of, tor approval of new 

Bloctt and bonds, 39 

Oil gas, materials naed for, 14S 

Oil-gaa companle IS 1, 130, 137, U3 

Operating accounts, companies iU 

" " mnnidpollties, czlv 

Ontpntot gas, greatest and least dailr, 132 

Peabodr, mDDidpal ownersliip in 73 

Petition otcnstomenii. Bait Boston Gas Company 10 

" " mayor and coosomen u. Newton and Walertown Ou* Light Com- 
pany, 17 

" " mayor o. Waltliam Qas Light Company 13 

■■ " mayor and reiidenta in Qnincj i. Citizens Qaa Light Company ot 

Qnincy, 26 

" " mayor v. Gtoncester Qas Ligtit Company, . . 30 
" " consnmera in WincliesteT v. Wobnm Ligbt, Heat and Power Com- 

" " mayor of Worcester t>. Worcester Electric Ligbt Company, . . 23 

Pipe line Gai Company, Hasaachnietta, 7, 133 

Poles of electric light companies IW 

163 

113 

" " mnnicipat plant districts, ........ 79 

Prices of commercial elei^rlc lights 188 

'• •• gas 12S, IM 

" " public lamps, ISO, ISO 



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Profit ind km BCOonnti, compftoiea Ill 

" " " " moDidpslitleg, ezlT 

Public lamps mpplled by electric coroptnlw, 180 

" " " •' giB companies, IfiO 

' " " " " mnnidpalltlM 90, 91 

Pnritrorgu IBO 

QalDcr BlecMc Ligtit and Power Companj', petitioa of, for approyal of an 

lasne ot new stock and bondg 17 

RawBon Light and Fowei Company, poKhaie of cnrrent bj 4 

Reading, munidpal ownerablp In, Ti 

Beiidaale, latlo of, to coat of coal 138 

Herere, gas inpply in 6 

Boath Hadley Falli, acetylene ga> snpply In, 7 

Btockboldera, electric light companiea 106 

" gu companiee, 116 

Street maina, gas 112 

Sonthbridge Oas Mid Electric Company, petition of, for approval of an lasne 

ofbonds, 32 

Snboiban Gae and Electric Company, pedtioa of, for approval of new atock, . 49 

" " " " " ioppiy of gaa by 8 

Saborban Light and Power Company of Boston, aale ol, to Bdlson Electric 

Illominatlng Company 

Tanntou. mnnldpal ownership In, 74 

Taxes paid, electric light companies 159 

" " gas companlea ISO 

Town electric plant*, data concerning 78 

Uoacconnted for gat, per cent., 129 

" " " per mile of main, 138 

Violations of law, 63 

WakeSeld, manidpal ownership In 74 

Walpote, electric aapply In 4 

" mnnldpal ownership in 7B 

Waltham Oaa Light Company, petition of mayor against, .... 13 
" " " " petition of, for approval of an issna of new 

stock 07 

Water gaa, cities and towns supplied wltb, S 



Wellesley, mnnldpal ownership in 

Westfleld, mnnldpal ownerataip in, 

Wealon, mnnldpal ownership in, 

Winclieaier, petition of cnetomers In, against Wobnra Light, Heat and Power 

Company, 

WIntbrop, gas enppty in 

Wires, electric light, 

Wobam Ught, Heat and Power Company, petition of cnatomere in Wlncbes- 

ler against, 

Worcester Electric Light Company, petition of, tor approval of an Issne of 

" " " " petition of mayor against, 
Worcester, mnnldpal ownership in 



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